KU Shut Out By #5 Texas A&M, 7-0
April 14, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Fifth-ranked Texas A&M totaled eight hits in a 7-0 Big 12 Conference victory over Kansas Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark. With the win, the Aggies (33-6, 6-3 Big 12) extended their win streak to four while the Jayhawks moved to 27-15-1 overall and 3-5 in league play.
The Aggies scored the first runs of the contest in the top of the fourth. Amanda Scarborough led off the inning with a triple to right center, one of her two three-baggers of the day. Jamie Hinshaw singled to center and picked up her first RBI of the day before stealing second. Alex Reynolds, who was 3-for-4 in the game, doubled to right to score Hinshaw and give A&M a 2-0 lead.
TAMU added three runs to their advantage in the fifth. Senior Kassie Humphreys walked the first two Aggies before sophomore Valerie George entered the circle in relief. A throwing error by George allowed one run to score and Reynolds singled up the middle to score two more Aggies and bring her RBI total to three, 5-0.
Scarborough’s second triple of the day, another RBI single by Hinshaw and a fielding error in the outfield resulted in two more TAMU runs in the top of the seventh. The Jayhawks managed just three hits — one in each of the first three innings — in the loss.
Megan Gibson (14-2) struck out six, walked one and allowed three hits to take the complete-game victory for the Aggies. Humphreys (13-8) fanned five batters, walked seven and allowed four hits and two earned runs in four innings to take the loss. George struck out three and gave up four hits and one earned run in three innings of relief.
Senior Nicole Washburn (single), freshman Sara Ramirez (double) and sophomore Dougie McCaulley (slap single) each notched hits on the KU side.
KU and TAMU will wrap up the league series Sunday at noon. Fans are encouraged to bring their dogs Sunday to Bark in the Park at Arrocha Ballpark. The price of admission for fans is $6 for adults and $3 for youth. Dogs will be admitted with a donation to the Lawrence Humane Society.