Kansas falls to Mississippi State

DURHAM, N.C. – Kansas (3-12) softball dropped its first game of the day at the Duke Softball Field to Mississippi State (13-4), 6-3.
Faced with a similar situation in its game last night against NC State, KU was down three runs in the seventh, but didn’t have to contend with the weather.
Sydnee Ramsey started the inning with a leadoff double that ricocheted off the outfield wall, and Mississippi State decided a pitching change was necessary.
Three batters later, the Jayhawks had the bases loaded with only one out, and had slowly been gaining momentum against the tough Mississippi State squad.
Despite the opportunity Kansas was unable to complete the comeback.
Brynn Minor received the start and pitched the first five innings, allowing all six Bulldog runs. Tarin Travieso appeared in relief and pitched the final inning.
Mississippi State started the contest scoring three runs in the first inning and the game-winning run in the second. Minor attempted to contribute to her decision and added two RBIs on the day.
The Bulldogs responded in the fourth, adding two runs of their own, before Kansas netted its final run of the contest in the sixth.

  • Brynn Minor tallied two strikeouts against Mississippi State, pushing her season totals to 20.
  • Shelby Hughston tallied her fifth RBI of the season and is tied for second on the team behind Shelby Gayre and Becki Monaghan, who each have six RBI.

Kansas completes its first day at the Duke Invitational against host Duke at 3 p.m. (CT). The game will be broadcast on the ACC Network Extra.

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