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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Kansas softball knocks off No. 20 James Madison to finish weekend

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The Kansas softball team rounded out its St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational with a 12-2 upset victory over No. 20 James Madison and a 5-4 loss to No. 21 Northwestern in the Eddie C. Moore Complex on Saturday.

Against Northwestern (3-4), the Jayhawks had runners on first and second with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning before grounding out to third base for the game’s final out.

Kansas (2-8) responded with an offensive explosion in the second game. The Jayhawks scored five runs in the second inning and five more in the fourth against James Madison (1-1).

Redshirt sophomore Shelby Gayre went 2-for-2 with two home runs and three RBI in the win. It marked the first time in her career that Gayre has hit two homers in a game.

Redshirt sophomore Sydnee Ramsey went a combined 3-for-7 in the two games and finished with two RBIs. Junior Brittany Jackson finished a combined 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored in the two games.

Kansas will travel to Arlington, Texas, to compete in the Boerner Invitational next weekend.

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