Santa Barbara, Calif. Kansas University junior pitcher Kara Pierce allowed just two runs against San Diego State -- one in the bottom of the ninth inning and one in the bottom of the 10th.
Although both runs were unearned, they proved costly, as the Jayhawks fell to the Aztecs, 2-1 in 10 innings, Sunday at the Softball by the Beach Tournament.
Neither team scored in the first eight innings
Kansas (10-3) broke through first in the top of the ninth. With runners on second and third, freshman Jessica Moppin was successful on a sacrifice bunt, scoring junior Mel Wallach.
But the Aztecs (9-6) tied the game in the bottom of the ninth. After holding KU scoreless in the top of the 10th, SDSU won in the bottom of the frame.
Pierce fell to 7-2, despite not allowing an earned run in 91Â¼3 innings off seven hits. She walked just one Aztec while striking out seven.
KU freshman Ashley Frazer had the Jayhawks' only two hits, one of which was a triple.
The Jayhawks will travel this weekend to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the Crimson Classic. KU will face Penn State at 1:30 p.m. and host Alabama at 4 p.m. Friday.