Saturday, March 7, 2020

KU softball improves to 4-0 in Rock Chalk Challenge


Kansas softball moved to 4-0 in the Rock Chalk Challenge with a 12-4 win over Kansas City and a 14-8 victory against Drake at Arrocha Ballpark inside Rock Chalk Park on Saturday. The Jayhawks are now 12-11.

Against Kansas City, the Jayhawks jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third inning after senior Miranda Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to center field. After the Roos got three runs of their own, junior Tarin Travieso clubbed her first home run of the season in the fourth to maintain momentum.

Kansas put up its biggest inning of the game with a six-run outburst in the fifth courtesy of homers by junior Brittany Jackson and redshirt sophomore Shelby Gayre to seal the victory.

In the second game against Drake, the Jayhawks jumped out to a 10-1 lead after four innings by exploding for five runs in the fourth inning.

Freshman Madison Hirsch smashed a two-run blast to left field in the fifth to give Kansas the five-run advantage. Senior Hailey Reed came in to shut the door on the Bulldogs with two scoreless innings to cap off KU's victory.

Kansas will host Wichita State in the finale of the Rock Chalk Challenge at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.


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