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Sunday, February 23, 2020

KU softball wins Boerner Invitational with 3-2 victory over Rutgers

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The Kansas softball team claimed the Boerner Invitational championship with its 3-2 victory over Rutgers on Sunday on Allan Saxe Softball Field.

The Jayhawks (6-9) and the Scarlet Knights (6-8) faced off for the second time this weekend in the championship game after both teams advanced with wins on Saturday night.

Kansas did not have to wait long before the Jayhawks put runs up on the board, thanks to a two-run homer by redshirt sophomore Sydnee Ramsey in the bottom of the first inning. Rutgers would cut the lead in half with a solo shot home run of its own in the third inning.

However, that deficit was not one that would remain long as freshman Madison Hirsch would take a pitch deep over the left-field wall for the first home run of her collegiate career in the bottom of the fourth inning.

After the Scarlet Knights got the run back in the sixth inning, freshman Tatum Goff was called upon in the seventh to close out the game for Kansas. Senior Hailey Reed received her third win of the season in six innings of action, giving up just five hits.

Kansas will travel to College Station, Texas, to compete in the Reveille Classic next weekend.

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