Santa Barbara, Calif. 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.
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W--Kara Pierce (6-1). L--Jamie Gelbart (2-2).
2B--Kansas: Mel Wallach, Ashley Frazer 2. HR--Kansas: Destiny Frankenstein, Melaney Torres.