Jayhawks End Hilton Classic with 5-0 Win
Feb. 13, 2005
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The University of Kansas softball team shut out Utah Valley State, 5-0, Sunday to conclude the Hilton Classic. The Jayhawks (4-5) finished the weekend 3-1.Kansas struck first in the opening inning. With bases loaded, junior Jessica Moppin doubled to right center to score juniors Destiny Frankenstein and Heather Stanley, who both reached on a fielder's choice.
The Jayhawks increased their lead to five in the bottom of the sixth, scoring three runs of three hits. Moppin led off the inning with a single, and with one out, freshman Elle Pottorf notched her first career home run.
Freshman Christina Ross (2-1) struck out two, walked three and allowed just three hits in seven innings for her second win of the tournament. On the season, she leads KU with a 0.98 earned run average.
Moppin led the Jayhawk offense with three hits in three at-bats. KU totaled eight hits but left seven on base and was errorless in the win. Junior pitcher/designated player Serena Settlemier (1-2) had the flu and did not play in the tournament.
"I was really pleased with our overall team performance this weekend," head coach Tracy Bunge said. " We swung the bats well and have been consistent, which I am most excited about. We now have a break to look forward to, which comes at a good time. This will give us time to regroup and get over the flu bug. We also now have a good idea of where we are and what we need to work on."
The Jayhawks are off until Feb. 25-27 when they compete at the prestigious Palm Springs Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.