Humphreys Leads 'Hawks Past Iowa State in Eight
May 11, 2007
OKLAHOMA CITY –
<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas (33-23-1) skated past IowaState (24-40) 2-1 in eight innings Friday afternoon in Oklahoma City. Senior Kassie Humphreys led KU offensively and in the circle. She was 2-for-4 with two RBI’s and threw a complete game one-hitter.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Freshman designated player Alex Johnson began the scoring in the top of the fourth inning with a lead-off solo home run to center field. It was the All-Big 12 Second Team selection’s team-leading sixth home run of the season.
Kansas responded in the bottom half of the fourth inning with two doubles to right center. Freshman Amanda Jobe lead-off the inning with a rope to right center. Three batters later, Humphreys hit a ball on a similar path to right center bringing Jobe home to knot the score at one run.
Kansas threatened in the sixth inning loading the bases, but IowaState’s pitcher, Alyssa Ransom, forced a ground out by sophomore Stevie Crisosto. In the inning, freshman Sara Ramirez and senior Nicole Washburn recorded hits and Jobe was hit by a pitch.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Crisosto hit a two out double to right center. Crisosto took third on a wild pitch and Elle Pottorf earned a walk. Humphreys then singled through the right side to bring in the winning run and give the Jayhawks the 2-1 extra inning victory.
Humphreys (19-14) threw eight innings allowing one run on one hit. She struck out seven Cyclones while walking two Humphreys also passed Kara Pierce for fourth place all-time among Kansas pitchers for appearances with 135.
Ransom (12-18) pitched a complete game as well, allowing two runs on eight hits. She fanned three Jayhawks and walked one.
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