Jayhawks Drop Two to No. 14/15 Oklahoma
April 6, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. -
Senior Brittany Hile hit two home runs in the nightcap but it was not enough as No. 14/15
In addition to Hile’s two homers, which tied the catcher for the third-most single-season home runs at KU with 12, sophomore Maggie Hull also hit a home run in the nightcap to round out KU’s scoring efforts.
OU’s Dani Dobbs went 5-for-5 to lead the Sooners to their game two victory.
Despite a big fifth inning in game one that saw the Jayhawks plate six runs, OU’s early eight-run lead was too much for KU to overcome as their rally fell short.
Keilani Rickets staved off the
In the first game,
In the first game,
Maggie Hull’s two-run double in the fifth started the big inning for the Jayhawks. Laura Vickers then hit a three-run home run, her third long ball of the year, to cut KU’s deficit to 8-6.
Seven different Jayhawks recorded a hit in the contest, including Rosie Hull, who extended her hit streak to five games with a single in the bottom of the third inning. Her hit also broke up a no-hitter by Sooner pitcher Keilani Ricketts.
Ricketts had a dominating performance against the Jayhawks both from the circle and at the plate. Ricketts opened the game with three scoreless innings and struck out four batters. Then in the top of the third she belted a three-run home run to deep right center field, which put the Sooners up 4-0.
Ricketts re-entered the game in the fifth inning after KU scored its first five runs and ended the game with 10 strikeouts in five and one third total innings of work as she improved to 18-6 on the season.
Oklahoma’s bats could not be quieted as the Sooners collected 20 hits off three Kansas pitchers in the nightcap to out-score KU 13-6, including four-run innings in the fourth and seventh frames.
Brittany Hile homered in the bottom of the second inning to put KU’s first run on the board. She then hit her 12th home run of the season in the sixth to tie for the third-most single-season homers at KU.
Sophomore Maggie Hull also launched a home run in game two, a three-run shot in the fifth, to round out KU’s scoring efforts. Both Hile and
Freshman Kristin Martinez suffered the loss in three complete innings of work as dropped to 12-5 from the circle.