Tampa, Fla. Kansas University found itself on both ends of walk-off endings to college softball games Friday at the South Florida Softball Stadium.
After Daniella Chavez gave the Jayhawks a 2-1 victory over Wisconsin with a walk-off home run early Friday, a walk-off double sent KU to a 6-5 loss to South Florida in the evening.
In the first game, Chaley Brickey homered in the fourth to tie the game. A double by Shannon McGinley was KU’s only other hit.
KU’s Ania Williams tossed a four-hitter, striking out seven.
In the evening game, KU (5-7) a 4-0 lead in the top of the first, but USF scored a single run in the bottom of the first and four in the fifth for a 5-4 lead.
Harli Ridling tied it with a solo shot in the top of the sixth, but the Bulls (4-7) won it on Juli Weber’s RBI double in the seventh.
Kansas will face UNLV in the USF tournament at 8:15 a.m. today.
Kansas 2, Wisconsin 1
Wisconsin 100 000 0 — 1 4 0
Kansas 000 100 1 — 2 3 0
W — Ania Williams (3-1). L — Stewart (3-3).
2B — Cross, W; Shannon McGinley, KU. 3B — Miller, W. HR — Chaley Brickey, Daniella Chavez, KU.
KU highlights — Brickey 1-for-3, RBI; Chavez 1-for-3, RBI; Shannon McGinley 1-for-2.
South Florida 6, Kansas 5
Kansas 400 001 0 — 5 7 0
South Florida 100 040 1 — 6 9 1
W — Erica Nunn, 1-4. L — Alexis Reid, 0-5.
2B —Harli Ridling, KU; Juli Weber, Astin Donovan, Laurn Evans, USF. HR —Erin McGinley, Ridling, KU; Evans, Mia Fung, USF.
KU highlights — Ridling 2-for-3, R 3 RBIs; E. McGinley 2-for-4, R, 2 RBIs; Shannon McGinley 2-for-4, R.