KU Softball Goes 3-1 in Jayhawk Fall Classic

Oct. 3, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Fans got an early glimpse of the 2005 Kansas softball team this weekend when it hosted the Jayhawk Fall Classic at Arrocha Ballpark. The Jayhawks went 3-1 on the weekend, defeating Washburn (7-0), Johnson County Community College (10-0) and Emporia State (2-1) in the fall event.

KU opened the weekend with a 7-0 shutout of Washburn. Freshman left-handed pitcher Christina Ross (Santa Clarita, Calif.) gave up just one hit in her first appearance in a Jayhawk uniform. Later in the day, Emporia State handed KU its only loss of the weekend, 5-3.

On Sunday, Kansas dominated Johnson County and scored 10 runs off 9 hits in five innings. Lead-off hitter Heather Stanley notched two hits while junior Ashley Goodrich also notched two and made her first appearance behind the plate.

Junior second baseman Jessica Moppin also added two hits against Johnson County including a grand slam to end the game. Sophomore Kassie Humphreys struck out four and gave up two hits in three innings and junior Serena Settlemier struck out five and allowed no hits in the last two innings.

The Jayhawks scored two runs in the sixth inning to defeat top-seeded Emporia State in the late Sunday game. Stanley led off the inning with a double and came around to score on a base hit by Nicole Washburn. Settlemier walked and was driven in by freshman Elle Pottorf’s (Topeka, Kan.) single to give KU the 2-1 win.

Ross struck out five, allowed five hits and walked one to pick up her second win of the weekend. Stanley and junior Ashley Frazer led KU with two hits apiece.

KU will travel to the Big Red Fall Classic, hosted by Nebraska, Oct. 9-10 in Lincoln. The Jayhawks then open the 2005 season Feb. 4 at the Pepsi Classic in Tucson, Ariz.