Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Kansas softball splits


— After collecting eight hits and six runs in winning the first game of a doubleheader against Tulsa, Kansas University’s softball team was shut out in the nightcap.

KU won the opener, 6-3, but dropped Game Two, 4-0, on Tuesday.

Kansas moved to 17-26, while Tulsa moved to 26-15.

In Game One, senior Elle Pottorf and sophomore Allie Clark hit home runs to highlight a five-run, five-hit first inning.

Senior Dougie McCaulley led off the inning with her second triple of the season. One out later, senior Val Chapple brought McCaulley home with an RBI single, before Pottorf’s home run.

KU was held to just three hits over the remaining six innings, tacking on another run in the bottom of the sixth when McCaulley smacked an RBI single.

Game Two was all Tulsa.

The Jayhawks had just five hits — all singles — and stranded eight runners.

McCaulley tallied two of the Jayhawks' five hits in the nightcap and finished 4-for-6 from the plate during the doubleheader.

KU will play host to Drake on Thursday. Game time is 7 p.m. at Arrocha Ballpark.


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