Saturday, May 5, 2012

Kansas softball shut out in pitchers’ duel


— Kansas University starting pitcher Alicia Pille allowed Texas A&M; just two hits all night, but the Aggies turned each into a home run and played spectacular defense of their own to finish off the Jayhawks in a 3-0 victory on Friday night at the Aggie Softball Complex.

Pille carried a no-hitter into the bottom of the fifth inning, but she walked seven batters and allowed all three A&M; runs in the loss. Aggie ace Mel Dumezich one-upped her Jayhawk counterpart as she threw seven shutout innings with nine strikeouts, zero walks and just three hits.

Dumezich also contributed on offense, launching her 13th homer of the year in the sixth inning. Cassie Tysarczyk hit A&M;’s other home run one frame earlier, scoring walked batter Megan May on the Aggies’ first hit of the night.

Kansas started the game with two singles, but Dumezich didn’t allow another KU hit until the top of the sixth.

Kansas (31-18 overall, 6-15 Big 12) and Texas A&M; (34-16, 14-8) will play again at 3 p.m. today.


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