Las Vegas Freshman Kristin Martinez pitched seven scoreless innings, and junior Marissa Ingle hit her second grand slam of the season as Kansas University’s softball team blanked San Diego, 7-0, Sunday in KU’s final game of the UNLV Eller Media Stadium Classic.
KU improved to 17-3 overall, 3-2 at the UNLV tournament. The Tereros fell to 5-5.
Martinez pitched her second solo shutout of the season as she moved to 9-1 and improved her ERA to a team-best 1.80. The 5-foot-4 lefty held USD to four hits, while the KU defense helped strand seven San Diego base-runners.
Ingle hit her slam in the bottom of the second. It was KU’s second straight game with a grand slam and fifth this season. It also was Kansas’ first hit of the day. Kansas loaded the bases in the inning with a hit by pitch and back-to-back walks.
Mariah Montgomery had KU’s second hit of the day — a two-run home run in the third.
Junior Liz Kocon added one last run for the Jayhawks in the fifth inning when her single through the right side scored freshman Ashley Newman from second base. KU seven runs on just four hits.