RCW: Inside Softball 3.24

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Redshirt freshman Ania Williams allowed one hit in a complete-game shutout over South Carolina State on February 18, and was just one out away from completing the 27th no hitter in Kansas softball history when a pitch that looked to have been foul tipped was ruled a dropped third strike and the batter made it safely to first. The next Bulldog batter proceeded to spoil Williams’ no-no with a single to left field before the Spring, Texas product retired the next batter for the 8-0 victory.

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  • Kansas softball played five games in the span of 40.5 hours from February 17-19 as part of the Osprey Invitational in Jacksonville, Florida, hosted by the University of North Florida. The Jayhawks finished the weekend with a 2-3 record, but saw stellar pitching performances from a number of underclassmen.
  • In the second game of the weekend, freshman Mandy Roberts posted a career-high six strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings of work in a relief appearance against North Florida, but the Jayhawks fell in 10 innings to the Ospreys, 8-6.
  • Williams’ one-hit performance came on Saturday in the third game of the weekend. She recorded seven strikeouts in her five innings of work, which tied a career high set on February 26, 2016 against Wisconsin.
  • Immediately following the one-hitter from Williams, sophomore Alexis Reid tossed her second-career complete-game shutout in a 4-0 victory over Eastern Illinois. Reid recorded six strikeouts for the second time this season and third in her career, allowing just three hits and one walk.
  • Roberts enjoyed another successful outing in the weekend finale against South Dakota State. In her third relief appearance of the weekend, Roberts worked a career-high five innings allowing just one run with three strikeouts.



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