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Friday, February 21, 2020

Kansas softball splits doubleheader to begin Boerner Invitational

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The Kansas softball team split its two games to open up the Boerner Invitational on Friday. KU suffered an 8-7 loss to the University of Texas at San Antonio in game one and earning a 10-1 win over Rutgers in game two on Allan Saxe Softball Field.

In the first game, redshirt sophomore Sydnee Ramsey opened up KU's scoring with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning to take an early 2-1 lead over the Roadrunners. KU (3-9) would then add on two more runs in the inning.

Redshirt sophomore Shelby Gayre crushed a two-run blast of her own in the second inning to increase the Kansas lead to 6-1. The Roadrunners then scored three runs in the third inning and a grand slam in the seventh to win the game.

The Jayhawks bounced back to defeat the Scarlet Knights in the second game. Kansas scored seven runs in the first two innings, thanks in large part to a pair of home runs by sophomore Morgyn Wynne.

KU added another three runs in the next two innings to defeat Rutgers in five innings.

Kansas will take on tournament host the University of Texas at Arlington at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

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