Austin, Texas Kansas University softball ended its four-game losing streak with a vengeance.
The skid hit four with a 3-1 loss earlier Saturday, but the Jayhawks bounced back for a 9-1, run-rule-shortened victory over Texas in the nightcap at McCombs Field.
The Jayhawks hit three home runs in the first three innings and collected a season-high 14 hits for the game.
Chaley Brickey homered to lead off the nightcap, her 49th career home run. She needs six more to become Kansas’ all-time home-run leader.
Brickey also hit two doubles and was 3-for-3, with two runs and an RBI. With 54 doubles, she needs five more to become the school’s all-time leader in that category.
Harli Ridling and Jessie Roane also homered for the Jayhawks (28-17 overall, 5-6 Big 12).
Alexis Reid (4-6) picked up the win after allowing just the one run off seven hits over the full five innings. She walked one and struck out one.
Andie Formby (16-7) took the loss in Game One.
Texas improved to 32-14, 6-7.
The rubber game in the series will be at 11 a.m. today.
Kansas 000 100 0 — 1 3 0
Texas 200 010 x — 3 7 2
W — Tiarra Davis, 18-9. L — Andie Formby, 16-7.
2B — Chaley Brickey, KU.
KU highlights — Erin McGinley 1-for-3; Jessie Roane 1-for-3; Brickey 1-for-4.
Kansas 107 01 — 9 14 0
Texas 000 10 — 1 7 2
W —Alexis Reid, 4-6. L —Kristen Clark, 4-2.
2B —Chaley Brickey 2, Kansas; Devon Tunning, Texas. HR — Brickey, Harli Ridling, Jessie Roane, Kansas.
KU highlights — Brickey 3-for-3, 2 R, RBI; Shannon McGinley 3-for-4, R, 2 RBIs; Ridling 2-for-3, R, 3 RBIs; Roane 1-for-3, R, 2 RBIs; Reid 5 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K.