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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Kansas softball splits in tourney

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— Kansas University’s softball team split a pair of games Friday in the College of Charleston Classic.

KU used an eight-run fifth innings to roll past Fordham, 10-1. The Jayhawks then fell to Mississippi, 6-2.

Maddie Stein led KU against Fordham, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a double and triple. Stein led off KU’s eight-run fifth with a single and finished it with a bases-loaded triple that completed the run-rule game.

Kelsey Kessler (2-1) allowed three hits in five innings, striking out six.

KU built a 2-0 lead against Mississippi after two innings but yielded a run in the third, three in the fourth and two in the sixth.

KU’s scoring came on a sacrifice fly by Chaley Brickey in the first and a home run by Taylor Hatfield in the second.

The Jayhawks (2-3) will meet Western Carolina at 8 a.m. and College of Charleston at 2:30 p.m. today.

Kansas 10, Fordham 1

Fordham 100 00 — 1 3 1

Kansas 002 08 — 10 11 0

W — Kelsey Kessler (2-1). L — Rachel Gillen (1-1).

2B — Maddie Stein, Harli Ridling, Taylor Dodson, KU. 3B — Stein, KU.

KU highlights — Stein 3-for-4, 4 RBIs; Ridling 2-for-3; Alex Jones 2-for-4.

Mississippi 6, Kansas 2

Kansas 110 000 0 — 2 4 1

Mississippi 001 302 x — 6 7 3

W — Shelby Jo Fenter (2-0). L — Kessler (2-2).

2B — RT Cantillo, M. HR — Taylor Hatfield, KU.

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