Monday, March 12, 2012

Jayhawk softball runs streak to 20


— Twenty consecutive victories, four consecutive tournament titles … Kansas University’s softball team put together quite a nonconference season.

KU beat North Florida, 7-3, to win the Osprey Classic on Sunday and run its school-record winning streak to 20 heading into its Big 12 Conference opener this weekend at Missouri.

The Jayhawks (20-2) scored all the runs they’d need in the first two innings. After plating a single run in the first, KU won it with a three-run home run by Maggie Hull in the second. Hull was 10-for-17 with two home runs and nine RBIs over the weekend.

Ashley Newman was 2-for-4 to extend her hitting streak to 11 games.

Kristin Martinez (5-0) threw her third complete game of the season. She allowed just one earned run, with seven strikeouts and a walk.

Kansas will face MU at 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday at noon Sunday in Columbia, Mo.


MinnesotaJay 8 years, 2 months ago

"...quite a nonconference seaon." Yes, incredible!

Now for Missouri. No prisoners!

Jonathan Briles 8 years, 2 months ago

Is there a reason they are not ranked yet? Seems like 20 straight wins would get you into the top 25.

texashawk10 8 years, 2 months ago

It would help if KU actually played a good team in the non-conference. Wisconsin and UConn are the only power conference teams KU has played during that winning streak, the rest are teams like North Florida, Delaware St., Southeastern LA., and Stony Brook which aren't exactly powerhouse teams. This kind of non-conference record should be expected when playing that soft of a schedule so now we'll see if this team is actually any good as the take on a top 15 ranked Missouri squad that has made the last 3 Women's College World Series. Take 2 of 3 from the Tiggers and that will send a statement to the rest of Big 12 that KU is a program on the rise. Win 10+ Big 12 games this year (this team won 2 last year for reference) along with 5 out of the 6 remaining non-conference games and you're looking at a team that would have 35+ wins and should make the NCAA tournament this year (8 out of 10 Big 12 teams made the NCAA tournament last season).

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