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Archive for Monday, May 7, 1990

OSU DROPS KU IN FINALS

May 7, 1990

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— Kansas softball players were hoping today that they would receive a phone call with an at-large NCAA bid after the Jayhawks settled for second place in the Big Eight Tournament.

Shannon Kimberling's bases-loaded single with one out in the ninth inning gave Oklahoma State a 2-1 victory over Kansas in the championship game here Sunday.

Kansas had tied the game 1-1 in the top of the seventh when Camille Spitaleri scored on a wild pitch by winner Dena Carter.

Roanna Brazier pitched a complete game for the Jayhawks. She was named to the all-tournament team along with third baseman Spitaleri and shortstop Christy Arterburn. Spitaleri, a sophomore from Sunnyvale, Calif., was named the tourney MVP.

The Jayhawks, who dropped a 1-0 decision to Missouri in the tourney opener, won three in a row to reach the title contest.

Kansas, 44-17, has won 23 of its last 26 games. Okie State, 38-9, went through the league meet undefeated and received an automatic NCAA bid.

Kansas

FJ Oklahoma State

FJ

Roanna Brazier and Jodi Hoyer; Dena Carter and Shannon Kimberling. WP Carter, 21-5. LP Brazier, 28-7.

2B Ketcham, OSU. 3B Shelly Sack, KU.

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