Norman, Okla. Kansas University freshman right-hander Alexis Reid pitched six scoreless innings before allowing two runs in the seventh, and the Jayhawks defeated Oklahoma, 5-2, in Big 12 softball Saturday.
Reid (1-5) allowed nine hits and walked two.
“She had a great day today,” KU coach Megan Smith said. “She had a rough start to her freshman year, which isn’t unusual for a freshman. She’s taken a step back and re-evaluated things, working harder, and is learning how to become a college pitcher. Man, she took advantage of an opportunity today. I am impressed with her poise, her fight, her grit and just excited for her.”
Senior outfielder Shannon McGinley drove in four of KU’s five runs with a pair of doubles.
The Jayhawks (20-12, 1-1 Big 12) and Sooners (25-7, 1-1) will conclude the series at noon today.
Kansas 002 300 0 — 5 5 2
Oklahoma 000 000 2 — 2 9 0
W — Alexis Reid (1-5). L — Kelsey Stevens (7-4).
2B — Shannon McGinley 2, KU.
KU highlights — Shannon McGinley 2-for-4, 4 RBIs; Harli Ridling 1-for-2, run; Taylor Dodson 2 runs.