Errors Prove Costly For KU As Missouri Sweeps Doubleheader
April 16, 2008
COLUMBIA, Mo. -
Despite two home runs from sophomore Amanda Jobe in the nightcap,
The Jayhawks return to the diamond this weekend, April 19-20, when they travel to
After a two-run double by Missouri in the third inning, freshman Allie Clark came in to pitch for George and limited the Tigers' to just one hit for the remainder of the contest, a solo homer in the fifth.
Kocon ended a three-game dry spell and added a run to the scoreboard for Kansas with her fourth home run of the season to leadoff the fourth inning, but KU failed to produce any more runs as MU's Jen Bruck kept the Jayhawks off the bases for the final three innings except for a single by McCaulley in the fifth.
Bruck led the Tigers to a 7-2 victory over
Despite coming from behind to tie the game two different times,
Heading into the bottom of the eighth, both teams remained tied at 5-5.
Jobe helped the Jayhawks tie the score the first time at three-all in the fourth inning with her second home run of the game and team-leading eighth of the season to score two.
The Tigers quickly claimed another lead in the bottom of the fifth inning, but an error by MU's centerfielder in the sixth provided the opportunity for KU to tie the game a second time. Jobe led off the inning with a walk before Chapple reached first on a dropped fly ball in left centerfield, allowing both runners to take an extra base. With runners on second and third, Kocon came up big at the plate with a hard-hit single through the right side to score both runners and lock the game at five-all.
Freshman Allie Clark, who came in to pitch for Sarah Vertelka in the opening frame, went 4.1 innings for KU, her longest outing since completing the same on March 9.