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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Kansas softball sweeps pair

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Kansas University’s softball team claimed a pair of victories — 12-2 over North Texas and 10-0 against Georgia Tech — on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.

An Arrocha Ballpark record crowd of 1,240 saw the Jayhawks improve to 23-13.

“We could feel the energy and that helped us,” KU coach Megan Smith said. “Today, I felt like everyone was into the game and our team fed off of that, which was fun. It was a fun day to be out here because of so many young girls. A lot of those young girls want to be out on a college softball field one day, so it’s a lot of fun to see them in the stands cheering for us.”

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Kansas senior Chaley Brickey (12) slides into home past Georgia Tech catcher Kaylee Eleebracht during their game Saturday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark.

Daniella Chavez drove in four runs against North Texas, and Jessie Roane homered and drove in three runs against Georgia Tech.

“I’m really excited about what we did today,” Smith said. “Yesterday, we had a lot of good moments but couldn’t string them together. We told the team to keep working and to just string some things together. We did that today in both games and I was excited to see our offense click today.”

Alexis Reid (2-5) pitched a five-hitter against North Texas, and Andie Formby tossed a four-hitter against Georgia Tech.

“Alexis and Andie had great days,” Smith said. “It helps when your offense gives you some breathing room, and both pitchers got to work with breathing room, but both threw extremely well today.”

The Jayhawks will meet Georgia Tech at 11:30 a.m. today.

Kansas 12, North Texas 2

North Texas 001 01 — 2 5 1

Kansas 010 65 — 12 9 0

W — Alexis Reid, 2-5. L — Jessica Elder, 12-7.

2B — Kelli Schkade, NT; Daniella Chavez, Harli Ridling, Lily Behrmann, KU. HR — Lauren Miller, NT.

KU highlights — Ridling 2-for-2, 2 runs, RBI; Behrmann 2-for-2, 2 runs, RBI; Chavez 1-for-3, 4 RBIs; Brickey 1-for-3, run, 3 RBIs.

Kansas 10, Georgia Tech 0

Georgia Tech 000 00 — 0 4 1

Kansas 001 9x — 10 11 0

W — Andie Formby, 13-5. L — Jenna Goodrich, 6-9.

2B — Chaley Brickey, KU; HR — Jessie Roane, KU.

KU highlights — Roane 2-for-3, run, 3 RBIs; Lily Behrmann 2-for-2, 2 runs, RBI; Brickey 2-for-2, runs.

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