KU Softball Falls to No. 6 Texas A&M, 13-1
April 2, 2005
LAWRENCE, Kan. -
Sixth-ranked Texas A&M totaled 14 hits as it defeated the University of Kansas softball team, 13-1, Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark. The loss marked the fifth straight for the Jayhawks (15-14, 0-3 Big 12) while the Aggies (33-2, 4-0 Big 12) improved their win streak to 17.
After the Aggies scored their first run in the top of the first, KU tied the game in the bottom of the third off three hits. Nicole Washburn singled and was replaced by pinch runner Jackie Vasquez, who moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Heather Stanley and scored on a double by Jessica Moppin.
Prior to Moppin's RBI double, TAMU starter Amanda Scarborough had not given up an earned run in 46 innings.
KU kept TAMU under control until the Aggies posted four runs in sixth inning and five in the seventh. Jayhawks pitchers Serena Settlemier and Kassie Humphreys gave up a combined seven hits in the two innings, while the defense committed an error in the sixth.
Five Aggies notched two hits while Scarborough, the Big 12 Pitcher and National Player of the Week, totaled four RBI and hit the only home run (three runs) of the game. Scarborough (19-0) allowed six hits, struck out five and walked none in 6.0 innings.
Humphreys (3-5) allowed nine hits, walked six and struck out two in 5.1 innings to take the loss. Settlemier allowed five hits, walked four and struck out three in 1.2 innings of work.
The Jayhawk defense committed two errors, which accounted for two unearned runs. TAMU left nine on base while KU stranded just four.
The Jayhawks and Aggies will wrap up the series at noon Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark.