Wichita Kansas University scored five runs in the first inning and two more in the second in a 10-1 softball rout of Wichita State on Wednesday at Wilkins Stadium.
Kelsey Kessler (17-7) pitched a complete-game six-hitter for the Jayhawks (28-10). She allowed just the one run, with one walk and five strikeouts over the full seven innings.
The Jayhawks backed Kessler with 11 hits, including five doubles.
Chanin Naudin and Alex Jones each had two hits for KU.
Kansas will travel this weekend for a three-game set at Oklahoma. The series will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the OU Softball Complex.
Kansas 520 000 3 — 10 11 1
Wichita State 000 010 0 — 1 6 3
W — Kelsey Kessler, 17-7. L — Kaitlyn Malone, 10-4.
2B — Chaley Brickey, Harli Ridling, Taylor Hatfield, Chanin Naudin 2, Kansas; Melanie Jaegers, Ashley Johnson, WSU.
KU highlights — Kessler 7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K; Naudin 2-for-4, R; Alex Jones 2-for-5, R, 2 RBIs; Hatfield 1-for-3, R, 2 RBIs.