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KU softball snaps skid

February 21, 2009

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— Kansas University’s softball team made the most of its three hits to claim a 3-1 victory over Brigham Young on Friday at the Cathedral City Classic to snap a two-game losing streak.

Though KU surrendered seven hits, the Jayhawks (5-7) stranded 10 BYU runners.

Trailing 1-0, the Jayhawks tied it in the top of the fourth thanks to two errors by BYU (6-9).

Amanda Jobe reached base for KU following an error by the shortstop, and Val Chapple moved her over to second with a sacrifice bunt. Allie Clark then hit a grounder between the second baseman’s legs, allowing Jobe to score.

The Jayhawks took the lead with a pair of runs in the fifth inning. Stevie Crisosto and Dougie McCaulley drew back-to-back walks to get things started. One out later, Chapple’s single up the middle got away from the Cougars’ shortstop and allowed Crisosto to score, unearned.

Chapple attempted to steal second base. When BYU made a cutoff throw to its second baseman, McCaulley made a dash for home and beat the throw at the plate.

Val George (4-4) earned the win for the Jayhawks. She struck out five over the full seven innings.

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