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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Kansas softball 1-1 at final day of tournament

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— Kansas University softball concluded the Coach B Classic with a win and a loss on Sunday at Warner Park.

The Jayhawks (11-6) beat Miami (Ohio), 5-2, then fell to Murray State, 5-4 in eight innings.

Against Miami (4-7), Ashley Newman went 3-for-4 with a run, Harli Ridling went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs, and Chanin Naudin was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

Kelsey Kessler (7-3) picked up the win in reliever after starter Alicia Pille was tagged for two runs off three hits over just one inning. Pille yielded to Alex Jones (3 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs), then Kessler.

Murray State (8-7) plated three runs off Kessler (7-4) in the first inning and made the most of six timely hits.

Kansas will travel this weekend to the Under Armour Classic in Tampa, Fla.

Kansas 5, Miami (Ohio) 2

Miami 200 000 0 — 2 6 1

Kansas 301 010 x — 5 11 0

W — Kelsey Kessler, 7-3. L — Kelsey Fredericks, 0-2.

2B — Harli Ridling, Taylor McElhaney, Kansas. 3B — Ashley Newman, Kansas. HR — Jenna Modic, Miami.

Kansas highlights — Newman 3-for-4, R; Ridling 2-for-3, R, 2 RBIs; Chanin Naudin 2-for-4, R, RBI; Kessler 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 6 K.

Murray St. 5, KU 4, (8 inn.)

Kansas 020 002 00 — 4 7 3

Murray State 300 010 01 — 5 6 3

W — CheyAnne Gaskey, 4-4. L — Kessler, 7-4.

HR — Maddie Stein, Kansas; Alexa Becker, Murray State.

Kansas highlights — Newman 2-for-4; Naudin 2-for-3, RBI; Stein 1-for-2, 2 R, 2 RBIs.

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