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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kansas softball swept by OU

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— Kansas University managed just seven hits on the day and was swept by Oklahoma in a Big 12 softball doubleheader on Saturday at Marita Hynes Stadium.

No. 15-ranked OU won the opener, 8-3, and the nightcap, 8-0, to improve to 28-8 overall, 7-0 Big 12. KU fell to 28-13, 3-3.

In Game One, OU hit three home runs in the first two innings and had four two-run frames. Kansas took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but Oklahoma answered with a two-run home run by Shelby Pendley in the bottom of the first.

A two-run second — solo shots by Javen Henson and Kady Self — gave the Sooners all the offense they’d need.

Kansas managed just five hits off two Oklahoma pitchers, including winner Kelsey Stevens.

Kelsey Kessler (17-9) took the loss.

Stevens (20-5) threw a complete-game two-hitter in Game Two. Senior Ashley Newman had both of Kansas’ hits.

KU will travel Tuesday to UMKC.

First Game

Kansas 101 010 0 — 3 5 2

Oklahoma 222 002 x — 8 9 1

W — Kelsey Stevens, 19-5. L — Kelsey Kessler, 17-9. Sv — Shelby Pendley, 2

2B — Ashley Newman, Alex Jones, Kansas. HR —Kady Self, Pendley, Javen Henson, OU.

KU highlights — Newman 1-for-4, 2 R; Jones 1-for-3, RBI; Beth Wilson 3 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2K.

Second Game

Kansas 000 00 — 0 2 1

Oklahoma 030 41 — 8 8 0

W — Kelsey Stevens, 20-5. L — Beth Wilson, 0-1.

2B — Georgia Casey 2, Javen Henson, OU.

KU highlight — Ashley Newman 2-for-3.

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