Texas A&M Blanks Jayhawks
April 19, 2008
COLLEGE STATION, Texas –
Texas A&M senior Megan Gibson pitched her first career no-hitter to shutout <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas softball, 14-0, here Saturday afternoon with 1,837 fans on hand, the Aggies’ fourth-largest crowd ever.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The Jayhawks drop to 30-14 with loss and 4-7 in the Big 12. Texas A&M, meanwhile, improves to 41-7 and 13-1 in the conference.
Texas A&M scattered 10 hits over the shortened five-inning game, while KU tried all three pitchers in an attempt to slow the Aggies’ hot bats. Junior Val George started the contest and suffered the loss as she drops to 16-6 from the circle.
Gibson struckout seven Jayhawks and allowed just two runners on base. Junior Dougie McCaulley reached base on balls in the first inning, while senior Addy Lucero was hit by a pitch in the top of the third to take first base.
The Aggies put two runs on the board in the second inning followed by four more in the third using two hits in both innings. Texas A&M then strung together eight runs on six hits in its next at-bat to earn the run-rule.
Kansas and Texas A&M will wrap up their Big 12, two-game series tomorrow. First pitcher is scheduled for noon.