Kansas Drops Game 1 in Doubleheader at Iowa State

May 5, 2007

AMES, Iowa –

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Junior pitcher Kassie Humphreys ran into trouble early, surrendering two two-run singles in the bottom of the first inning. The Cyclones chased Humprhies in the second inning after the senior gave up a two-run double.

The outing matched Humphreys’ shortest stint in the circle this season, as she lasted on 1.1 innings, surrendering seven hits and seven runs, five of which were earned, and drops her record to 18-14. In other news, Humphreys moved into a tie for fourth place on KU’s career appearance list with her 134th game in the Crimson and Blue.

Freshman pitcher Sarah Vertelka relieved Humphries and surrendered one run in 2.2 innings in the circle. KU managed only two hits in the game: a first inning single by freshman Amanda Jobe and second-inning double by sophomore Val Chapple.

The Jayhawks and the Cyclones will square off again shortly, following a brief delay between the games.