Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Kansas softball sweeps UMKC


Kansas University senior outfielder Dougie McCaulley went 3-for-3 to lead the Jayhawks softball team to a 7-2 rout of UMKC in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday night at Arrocha Ballpark.

Kansas won the first game, 8-0, in five innings.

The Jayhawks, winners of three straight, improved to 16-23 on the year. Sarah Blair (1-3) picked up the victory in the second game with four innings pitched and two earned runs.

In the first game, Kansas run-ruled UMKC with a two-run walkoff home run by first baseman Amanda Jobe in the bottom of the fifth.

KU pitcher Sarah Vertelka (6-7) picked up the victory, allowing only two hits and no runs in five innings. She walked one and struck out five.

The Jayhawks jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI single from Liz Kocon and a two-RBI double from Allie Clark. Kansas added five more runs in the fifth inning.

Clark went 2-for-3 with two doubles and four RBIs in the first game.

The Jayhawks will head to Austin, Texas, to face the Longhorns at 1 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday.

Kansas will wrap up a three-game road trip on Tuesday, April 21, at Tulsa.


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