Red Raiders Top Kansas Softball 4-1

April 25, 2010

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Kansas freshman Rosie Hull went 3-for-4 and scored a run but could not get offensive support as KU softball fell to Texas Tech 4-1 on a chilly Sunday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark.

Four freshmen combined for the Jayhawks’ seven hits in the contest but were unable to score runs as they stranded nine runners on base, including a bases loaded situation in the fifth inning. KU dropped to 18-29 with the loss and 1-13 in Big 12 Conference games.

Texas Tech also won the first game of the series 4-2, which concluded Sunday morning after rain on Saturday evening suspended the contest. The Red Raiders improved to 35-12 and 7-8 in the league with the sweep.

In the bottom of the first inning, Hull led off the frame with a single and moved over to second base on Alex Jones’ ground-out. Next, freshman Mariah Montgomery hit her first of two singles during the game to advance Hull to third base. TTU’s shortstop made an errant throw to first base though, which allowed Hull to score. Unfortunately, TTU’s defense held the Jayhawks scoreless for the remainder of the contest.

In addition to stranding three runners in the fifth inning, Kansas also had an opportunity to score in the seventh. With runners on third and second base, TTU delivered a 2-2 pitch and downed Kansas’ Brittany Hile swinging to end the game.

Texas Tech scattered eight hits during the contest and managed to plate two runs in each the third and fifth innings. The Red Raiders also stranded at least one runner in every inning.

Kansas will take a break from conference play to host Wichita State on Wednesday, April 28. The doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.