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KU softball cruises to 2 wins

March 2, 2013

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— Kansas University’s softball team won a pair of one-hit shutouts Friday, defeating North Carolina A&T, 17-0, and Stony Brook, 12-0.

Sophomore Alicia Pille tossed her 10th career shutout to down Stony Brook, in game two of the Wolfpack Challenge.

Pille (4-2) recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts while carrying a no-hitter into the fifth. In a rare turn of events, a solo home run that would’ve broken up the no-hitter was recalled due to an error in the lineup. With one out remaining, however, Seawolf pinch hitter Lauren Kamachi drove a single to left to officially end the no-hit bid.

Kansas improved to 12-4.

Earlier Friday, Maggie Hull hit her second grand slam of the season, and freshman Kelsey Kessler struck out a career-high 11 as the Jayhawks cruised past North Carolina A&T.

Hull moved into second place on the KU career-RBI list with 118.

Kessler (4-2) walked just two and allowed just one hit for her first career shutout.

Kansas 17, N.C. A&T 0

N.C. A&T 000 00 — 0 1 3

Kansas 057 5x — 17 16 0

W — Kelsey Kessler (4-2). L — Ashira Dobison (0-1).

2B — Mariah Montgomery, Rosie Hull, Taylor Hatfield, KU. HR — Maggie Hull (3), Alex Hugo (5), KU.

KU highlights — Alex Hugo 3-for-3, 3 RBIs, 2 runs; Ashley Newman 3-for-3, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; Alex Jones 2-for-3, 3 runs, RBI; Mariah Montgomery 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 run; Rosie Hull 2-for-3, 1 run; Maggie Hull 1-for-3, grand slam, 2 runs; Kelsey Kessler 11 strikeouts in five innings.

Kansas 12, Stony Brook 0

Kansas 080 13 — 12 13 1

Stony Brook 000 00 — 0 1 2

W — Alicia Pille (4-2). L — Allison Cukrov (1-5).

HR — Alex Hugo (6), KU.

KU highlights — Maggie Hull 3-for-4, 2 RBIs; Maddie Stein 2-for-4, 2 RBIs; Alex Hugo 2-for-4, 3 runs, RBI; Ashley Newman 2-for-2, RBI; Alex Jones 2-for-4, 2 runs, RBI; Chanin Naudin 1-for-3, 2 RBIs; Alicia Pille 10 strikeouts, 0 walks in five innings.

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