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Saturday, February 22, 2003

KU softball wins opener

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— Kansas University's Kara Pierce tossed her third consecutive shutout as the Jayhawks won their opening game of the Softball by the Beach Tournament, 6-0, Friday against Cal Poly.

Pierce, a junior right-hander, allowed just three hits with no walks and nine strikeouts.

KU's freshmen led the Jayhawks' offense. Ashley Frazer was 3-for-3 -- including two doubles -- with a run and a pair of RBIs, while freshmen Destiny Frankenstein and Melaney Torres each hit home runs.

Kansas 6, Cal Poly 0

Cal Poly 000 000 0 -- 0 3 3

Kansas 001 212 x -- 6 7 0

W--Kara Pierce (6-1). L--Jamie Gelbart (2-2).

2B--Kansas: Mel Wallach, Ashley Frazer 2. HR--Kansas: Destiny Frankenstein, Melaney Torres.

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