Kansas drops two games to No. 13/16 Oklahoma State
STILLWATER, Okla. – Kansas dropped two games to No. 13/16 Oklahoma State at Cowgirls Stadium on Friday, April 5.
Oklahoma State 8, Kansas 1
Kansas opened the game with a home run, but walks from the KU pitching staff and timely Oklahoma State hits allowed the Cowgirls to take game one of the doubleheader 7-1 at Cowgirl Stadium.
Sydnee Ramsey gave Kansas an early lead after hitting a solo home run as the second batter of the game, but it proved to be the only offense the Jayhawks were able to muster against reigning Big 12 Pitcher of the Week Samantha Clakley.
Lexy Mills earned the start against the Cowgirls and earned the first out of the game before allowing four walks and the first run of the game.
Mills was relieved by Hannah Todd, who pitched the Jayhawks out of the bases loaded jam in the first.
Todd pitched the next 3.2 innings and earned the loss – her first of the season.
Kirsten Pruett relieved Todd and tossed the final two innings. Pruett made her first appearance since March 22 against Green Bay.
Oklahoma State 3, Kansas 0
In the second game of the doubleheader, Kansas (14-23) was held scoreless and Oklahoma State earned the 3-0 victory.
Minor earned the start and pitched 5.2 innings against the Cowgirls. Minor was relieved in the sixth inning by Tarin Travieso, who pitched the final two outs for Kansas.
The Jayhawks matched their hit total from the first game, amassing four hits from Brittany Jackson, Sydnee Ramsey, Jennifer Marwitz and Shelby Hughston.
Oklahoma State was held scoreless for the first two innings and plated its first two runs in the third. The Cowgirls earned another run in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
Down to its last three outs, Hughston netted a single in the seventh, but was unable to progress any farther than first.
Minor earned the loss after allowing all five runs to OSU.
- Sydnee Ramsey hit her sixth home run of the season in the first inning of game one against Oklahoma State and is tied with Morgyn Wynne for the team lead.
Kansas is scheduled to conclude its series with Oklahoma State on April 6 at 1 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Oklahoma.