SACRAMENTO The Kansas University softball team used two strong pitching performances and timely big hits to sweep two games Saturday at the Capital Classic.
In the opener, the Jayhawks rallied from an early deficit with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to secure a 3-1 victory against Georgia Southern.
The Eagles nabbed a 1-0 lead in the third inning with an unearned run against KU starter Sarah Vertelka (4-3). But that's all the freshman right-hander would allow on her way to a complete-game three-hitter.
KU tied the game in the sixth on a solo home run by Stevie Crisosto, then used consecutive doubles by Amanda Jobe and Val Chapple and a Georgia Southern error to close out the scoring.
Jobe was the lone Jayhawk with two hits in the contest.
In the second game, sophomore Val George matched Vertelka with her own three-hitter as KU topped Pittsburgh, 3-0.
Unlike the first game, the Jayhawks struck early courtesy of an RBI single by Elle Pottorf in the top of the first inning.
Erika Simington added a solo homer in the fourth, and the Jayhawks tacked on a final tally in the fifth to close out the scoring.
Crisosto had two hits in the nightcap.
KU (20-8-1) will close out tournament play at 11 a.m. today against Colorado State.