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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Baylor softball upends KU, 3-2

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— Baylor rebounded from an early two-run deficit to upend Kansas University, 3-2, and clinch their Big 12 softball series on Saturday at Getterman Stadium.

The 21st-ranked Bears improved to 38-12 overall, 9-4 in the Big 12. KU fell to 27-15, 4-4.

Freshman Alexis Reid (3-6) took the complete-game loss. She allowed three earned runs off nine hits over the full 62⁄3 innings. She struck out two and walked one.

“This is a tough environment to come in as a freshman and face a ranked Baylor at their field,” KU coach Megan Smith said. “She fought, she battled and gave us an opportunity. It’s a great learning experience for her as she moves forward in her career.”

Briana Evans had two of Kansas’ five hits. Chaley Brickey and Daniella Chavez each recorded an RBI without a hit — on a sacrifice fly and a fielder’s-choice grounder.

It was Brickey’s 151st career RBI — a school record.

“Chaley is among good company up there and has been all season battling for the career RBI record,” Smith said. “Maddie Stein, Maggie Hull, Mariah Montgomery and Liz Kocon … all great players that I’ve had the privilege to coach here. Chaley is the best of the best, you know, she shows that every day she comes out here. I am really proud of her and what she’s been able to accomplish. It’s definitely a special feat, especially amongst those players’ names that she passed.”

The teams will conclude the series at noon today.

Kansas 002 000 0 — 2 5 0

Baylor 002 000 1 — 3 9 0

W — Gia Rodoni, 4-1. L —Alexis Reid, 3-6.

2B — Jessie Scorggins, Baylor.

Kansas highlights — Briana Evans 2-for-3, R; Chaley Brickey, Daniella Chavez each 0-for-2, RBI.

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