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Kansas softball splits in Vegas

March 6, 2011

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— Kansas University was bombed by UNLV, 10-1, but rebounded for a 7-6, eight-inning victory over Troy later Saturday on Day Two of the Eller Media Stadium Classic.

Kansas moved to 16-3 overall.

In the opener, UNLV (10-7) started with two runs in the bottom of the first inning on four hits and then gained momentum to pull away with six more scores in the third. The Rebels also took advantage of three walks and two hit by pitches in the frame to take an 8-0 lead.

Montgomery drove in Kansas’ lone run of the contest with a single in the top of the fourth inning. Her shot up the middle plated senior Brittany Hile, who led off the inning with a double to deep left-center field, her third-straight game with a two-base hit.

Freshman Kristin Martinez threw the first two innings to suffer the loss, her first of the year, as she fell to 7-1. Junior Ashley Spencer tossed the final two innings of the contest giving up four of the Rebels’ 11 hits.

In Saturday’s second game, Alex Jones had three hits and Mariah Montgomery two.

Kendra Cullum drove home the game-winner in the eighth.

Trailing 5-2 after six complete innings, senior Brittany Hile smashed a grand slam over the left field wall in the top of the seventh to give KU a 6-5 edge. But Troy’s Nikki Hollett hit a solo round-tripper in the bottom of the frame to knot the score and send the game into extra innings.

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