Hull Hits For the Cycle as Jayhawk Softball Shuts Out Baker 10-0
Sept. 30, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Sophomore Maggie Hull hit for the cycle as Kansas softball scattered 10 runs while keeping Baker University scoreless as the Jayhawks shutout BU 10-0 in their fall season debut Wednesday evening.
Hull collected six RBI and scored twice as she went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead KU. Redshirt junior Liz Kocon also had multiple hits going 3-for-4, batted in two more runs and crossed the plate twice during the contest in her first time back in the lineup since February 2010. Kansas out-hit the Wildcats 11-4 during the game.
Freshman infielder Laura Vickers got the Kansas offense started in the bottom of the second inning with a sacrifice fly to right field to score Elsa Moyer, who was pinch running for Kocon. Hull’s triple to center field in the next inning brought in two more runs to give the Jayhawks a 3-0 advantage.
Kansas put up three more tallies in the bottom of the fifth frame with the help of a two-run home run from Kocon. Hull, who reached on a double, also scored during the inning from one of three Baker errors during the game.
Hull saved her best for last as she smoked a grand slam over the right field wall to push KU to its final score of 10-0.
Pitchers Ashley Spencer, Kristin Martinez and Allie Clark combined for the complete game shutout. Spencer recorded four strikeouts and allowed just two hits over the first three innings. Martinez added four more K’s in innings four through six before Clark wrapped up the game throwing two strikeouts in the final frame.
Kansas continues its fall season when it hosts Johnson County Community College on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The contest will be played at 6 p.m. at Arrocha Ballpark and is free to the public.