Eight Jayhawks Power Kansas Softball Past Wichita State, 9-2

April 28, 2010

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Eight Jayhawks recorded at least one hit and one RBI a piece as the Kansas softball team unleashed a season-high 14 hits to defeat Wichita State 9-2 in the nightcap of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Arrocha Ballpark.

Despite dropping game one 4-1, Kansas bounced back to improves its record to 19-30. Wichita State fell to 17-28.

“We didn’t execute our game plan in the first game,” said Kansas head coach Megan Smith. “But our offense stepped up in game two. The top of our order sparked the team and we attacked the ball like we are suppose to.”

Freshmen Alex Jones and Rosie Hull each recorded three hits and one RBI, while fellow freshman Mariah Montgomery recorded her fifth-consecutive hitting game, collecting a pair of hits, including her team-high 11th double. Montgomery is currently one double away from cracking KU’s single-season top 10 list.

Also recording multiple hits in the contest was senior Sara Ramirez.

After three innings, the Jayhawks led 3-2, but pulled away in the bottom of the fourth stringing together five runs off five hits and three walks as Kansas sent 11 players to the batter’s box.

Before the game was over, KU added one last run in the bottom of the sixth with the help of two Wichita State errors.

Junior Allie Clark pitched a complete game, limiting the Shockers to only four hits and walking three batters. She also fanned three players as she improved to 8-7 from the circle.

The Jayhawks travel to Norman, Okla., this weekend to take on the Sooners at 2 p.m. on Saturday and at noon on Sunday.