Thursday, March 17, 2016

Kansas’ Formby baffles Creighton


— Kansas University sophomore Andie Formby pitched a one-hitter and extended her scoreless streak to 262⁄3 innings, and the Jayhawks blanked Creighton, 6-0, in nonconference softball on Wednesday at Creighton Sports Complex.

Formby struck out seven and walked none.

Sophomore catcher Harli Ridling and senior shortstop Chaley Brickey homered for the Jayhawks (16-9).

“Again, we are getting lots of runners on base and still leaving too many on, but overall today was great,” KU coach Megan Smith said. “We continued to apply pressure and had some clutch hits. Harli got things started with a big home run, and Chaley followed it up, but I was more proud of the seventh inning because I felt like we had multiple quality at-bats back-to-back. We put a lot of pressure on them and had some good things going on in the seventh.”

KU will host the Rock Chalk Challenge Friday through Sunday. KU will open against Minnesota at 2 p.m. Friday.

Kansas 000 120 3 — 6 8 1

Creighton 000 000 0 — 0 1 0

W — Andie Formby (8-1). L — Sydnee Eck (9-5).

2B — Shannon McGinley 2, KU. HR — Chaley Brickey (6), Harli Ridling (5), KU.

KU highlights — Ridling 2-for-4, 3 RBIs, 1 run; Brickey 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, 1 run; Erin McGinley 1-for-4, RBI, run; Shannon McGinley 2-for-3, 2 runs; Taylor McElhaney 1-for-2, 1 run; Formby allowed 1 hits, 0 walks, struck out 7 in 7 innings.


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