Lubbock, Texas Good news and bad news for Kansas University’s softball team.
The good news: The Jayhawks notched their first Big 12 Conference victory of the season in a 9-5 triumph over No. 25 Texas Tech.
The bad news: Kansas proceeded to get crushed, 10-0 in five innings, in the second game of the doubleheader.
KU moved to 28-15 and 1-11 in Big 12 play, while Texas Tech moved to 39-7 and 4-6.
In Game One, four KU players (senior Brittany Hile, juniors Liz Kocon and Marissa Ingle and sophomore Mariah Montgomery) blasted home runs.
Sophomore Alex Jones pitched the final three innings to earn the win. Jones allowed one hit, two walks and no runs.
In Game Two, KU mustered just two hits, as Texas Tech’s Brittany Talley tossed a complete game.
The Red Raiders scattered 11 hits, while taking advantage of a pair of KU errors in the field.
Kansas will take on No. 15/16 Baylor at 2 p.m. Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Saturday’s game is Military Day at Arrocha Ballpark, and fans are encouraged to bring toiletries and non-perishable food to be donated to military troops serving the country overseas.