Jayhawks Complete Sweep of Red Raiders
May. 1, 2005
LUBBOCK, Texas –
The Jayhawk offense used four home runs to complete a sweep of Texas Tech, 10-0, and win their eighth straight game Sunday at Rocky Johnson Field. Destiny Frankenstein broke the KU single-season home run record with her 13th blast of the year as KU improved to 28-19 overall and 7-7 in the Big 12 Conference.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
KU’s offense totaled eight hits and was led by Frankenstein and Nettie Fierros (two home runs), who had two hits apiece.
KU jumped to a 1-0 lead in their first at-bat. Heather Stanley led off with a double to left center, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Jackie Vasquez and scored on a base hit by Jessica Moppin.
Elle Pottorf increased KU’s lead with a two-run homer in the top of the fourth. Fierros reached on a fielder’s choice and Pottorf launched her fourth of the season over the left field wall.
Tech loaded the bases in the sixth with two walks and a hit batter, but Serena Settlemier came in with no outs and retired the next three Red Raiders. Frankenstein and Fierros (sixth of the season) notched solo homers in the sixth to put KU up 5-0.
The Jayhawks scored five runs in the top of the seventh off three hits and an error. Fierros hit her second home run of the game, a three-run shot to left center, to put KU up 10-0.
Kassie Humphreys (5-6) allowed just two hits, struck out three and walked three in 4.0 innings of work to pick up her first league victory and second shutout of the season. Settlemier struck out two and gave up one hit in two innings.
Julie Hauck (1-9) allowed five hits, struck out three and walked three in 5.1 innings to take the loss for Tech (23-24, 3-15 Big 12).
The Jayhawks will conclude their home season and honor senior Kathy McVey Wednesday when they host Border Showdown rival Missouri at Arrocha Ballpark. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.