Jacksonville, Fla. Not a bad way to start the season.
Maggie Hull hit a grand slam and Kansas University’s softball team defeated Buffalo, 13-3 in five innings, on Friday in the Jacksonville University Tournament.
Earlier in the day, the Jayhawks held off No. 25 North Carolina, 5-4, in their first game of the season.
Kansas outhit Buffalo, 10-5. Hull, a sophomore from Free State High, and freshman Ashley Newman led KU with two hits a piece. Hull drove in four RBIs, while juniors Loz Kocon and Marissa Ingle had two RBIs a piece.
The Jayhawks (2-0) jumped to a 7-0 lead on the Bulls after one inning,
Ashley Spencer earned the win against Buffalo.
Against North Carolina, sophomores Mariah Montgomery and Rosie Hull blasted home runs for KU.
It was the first career home run for Rosie Hull, a Free State High product.
Senior pitcher Allie Clark tossed the first 4 2⁄3 innings and earned the win.
The win marked KU’s first victory over a ranked opponent since it defeated No. 25 Baylor on April, 10, 2010, of last season.
Kansas will take on Bethune-Cookman at 1:30 p.m. and Jacksonville at 5:30 p.m. today.