KU Shuts Out No. 24 Huskers

April 20, 2005

Box Score


Freshman lefty Christina Ross struck out five and allowed just three hits as the University of Kansas softball team defeated No. 24 Nebraska, 2-0, Wednesday night at Bowlin Stadium.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Ross (9-6) got her third shut out of the season while the Jayhawks improved to 20-18 overall and 3-7 in the Big 12 Conference. With the loss, the Huskers moved to 27-16 and 5-6 in league play.

The KU offense collected seven hits off Ashley DeBuhr (17-14), the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week. DeBuhr struck out seven and walked none in the complete-game effort.

The Jayhawks scored their game winning runs in the top of the fourth. With two outs, Destiny Frankenstein blasted a solo home run – her ninth of the season – over the scoreboard in left field. Serena Settlemier singled and Nettie Fierros doubled off the center field wall for the RBI, giving KU a 2-0 lead.

Settlemier and Jessica Moppin paced the Jayhawks with two hits apiece. KU stranded just three runners on base in the win.

KU will take a break from conference action to play a doubleheader at No. 21 Creighton Thursday beginning at 2 p.m.