Softball Has First Conference Road Test at No. 8/10 Texas This Weekend
March 24, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Following a brief stint at home, the University of Kansas softball team (26-5, 0-2 Big 12) will travel to No. 8/10 Texas (26-3) this weekend, March 26-27, for its first Big 12 Conference road test of the season. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Red and Charline McCombs Field, while Sunday the teams will conclude the series with a noon contest. Free live video and audio will be available at TexasSports.tv. Live stats will also be available at KUAthletics.com/softball.
Kansas opened its Big 12 Conference season Wednesday night with a pair of one-run losses to No. 13/16 Missouri to spoil an 11-game winning streak. Sophomore Maggie Hull went 3-for-6 in the doubleheader with the Tigers and leads KU with a .400 batting average this season, one of six Jayhawks hitting over .300. Hull is riding a six-game hitting streak and is 10-for-19 (.526) in that span with a 1.053 slugging percentage and no strikeouts. Senior Brittany Hile is second on the team hitting .359 with 30 runs batted in. Her 10 home runs are sixth-most in the conference.
KU will look to spoil Texas’ 10-game win streak when it goes up against one of the conference’s top pitchers in UT’s Blair Luna. Luna is third in the league with a 0.90 ERA, while her 170 strikeouts are second.