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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Reid pitches KU softball past Oklahoma

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— 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.

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