Wilmington, N.C. Kristin Martinez threw a complete-game one-hitter, and Kansas University banged out 15 hits as KU softball claimed a run-rule-shortened 14-0 rout of Fairfield to claim its second tournament title in two weeks.
The victory was KU’s 12th straight, extending the school’s longest winning streak in 20 years.
Kansas strung together 13 straight victories in March of 1992.
“We’re trying to build consistency within our program and bring the same intensity every time they come out here,” coach Megan Smith said. “They’ve answered that call. They are doing what we’ve asked them to do.”
The Jayhawks (12-2) made short work of Fairfield, scoring three runs in the first, five in the second, two in the third and four in the fourth.
Elsa Moyer was 3-for-3 with two runs and and RBI to pace the offense. Maggie Hull, Mariah Montgomery, Liz Kocon, Lexi Bryant and Marissa Ingle each had two hits. Montgomery had four RBIs, and Rosie Hull was 1-for-3 with three RBIs.
Not that the Jayhawks needed all that firepower.
Martinez (3-0) allowed just one hit over the full five innings. She walked one and struck out five.
On March 2-4, Kansas will head to Charleston, S.C., for the Charleston Southern Tournament.