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Jayhawks easily sweep twinbill

Pierce, Milhoan each pitch shutouts against New Mexico State

March 16, 2003

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— Junior Kara Pierce and Kirsten Milhoan pitched 12 shutout innings, helping the Kansas University softball team earn two victories, 11-0 and 6-0, Saturday against New Mexico State at Cowgirl Softball Stadium.

KU had six extra-base hits and 12 total knocks in the first game as Pierce (11-3) dominated NMS. Junior Mel Wallach and freshman Jessica Moppin hit back-to-back homers for the Jayhawks (16-4).

Milhoan (5-1) struck out a career-high nine batters in the nightcap, allowing just three hits. Wallach and junior Sandy Smith each homered for the Jayhawks.

The Jayhawks will play a doubleheader against Oklahoma State at 2 p.m. today to open their Big 12 Conference season. KU and OSU were scheduled to play one game both today and Monday, but a forecast of bad weather Monday warranted the twinbill today.

Kansas 11, New Mexico State 0

Kansas 312 41 -- 11 12 0

New Mexico State 000 00 -- 0 1 1

W -- Pierce (11-3). L -- Knight (0-10).

HR -- Kansas: Wallach (5), Moppin (4). 2B -- Kansas: Lindsey Weinstein, Moppin, Leah Mountain, Ashley Frazer.

Kansas 6, New Mexico State 0

Kansas 000 141 0 -- 6 9 1

New Mexico State 000 000 0 -- 0 3 0

W -- Milhoan (5-1). L -- Knight (0-11).

HR -- Kansas: Wallach (6), Smith (1). 2B -- Kansas: Melaney Torres, Moppin, Frazer.

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