LUBBOCK, Texas – In the series finale, the Jayhawks were unable to muster enough run support for a solid-pitching performance by Brynn Minor. Kansas dropped the series, and game three to Texas Tech 4-1 at Rocky Johnson Field.
Minor pitched six innings and allowed only four runs to a potent Texas Tech attack that scored 14 runs in the first two games. The senior from Wichita, Kan., had three strikeouts, and finished the series with one win and one loss.
The Jayhawks first attempt at plating runs happened in the third inning with Texas Tech only up one run. Sydnee Ramsey laced a single to center field, and a Texas Tech error allowed Ramsey to reach third with two outs. A fly out to the shortstop in the next at bat stopped the scoring threat.
Each side was held scoreless in the third and fourth innings due to solid pitching and defense.
After a scoreless top of the fourth by Kansas, Texas Tech netted two runs in the fifth off a home run and added another run in the sixth on a double.
With a 4-0 disadvantage and down to its last three outs, Kansas put runners on the corners with no outs. Two outs later the Jayhawks were caught in a rundown, which allowed Becki Monaghan to score before the final out was recorded.