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Alex Jones pitches KU to two softball wins

March 10, 2013

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— Kansas University junior Alex Jones pitched the Jayhawk softball team to two victories on Saturday at the Florida Atlantic Invitational.

Jones took the mound in the sixth inning of Game 1 and threw six straight outs as KU held off Ball State, 8-7. In Game 2, Jones picked up where she left off and threw five shutout innings with eight strikeouts and just four hits as Kansas run-ruled host FAU, 10-0.

Jones improved to 5-0 on the season, and the Jayhawks (18-5) earned their fourth victory of the weekend tournament.

“A.J. (Alex Jones) had a great day,” KU coach Megan Smith said after the doubleheader. “She was lights-out in the circle, and I was really proud of her today.”

Smith had plenty to be proud of herself: The fourth-year coach earned her 100th and 101st victories at KU.

The Jayhawks will face Louisiana Monroe at 8 a.m. today.

Kansas 8 Ball State 7

Kansas 013 201 1 — 8 13 1

Ball State 203 110 0 — 7 13 3

W — Alex Jones, 4-0. L — Nicole Steinbach, 4-6. SV — None.

2B — Amanda Carpenter (2), BSU; Selena Reyna, BSU. HR — Mariah Montgomery (2), Kansas; Alex Hugo, Kansas; Rosie Hull, Kansas; Hanne Stuedemann, BSU; Taylor Rager, BSU; Sadie Robertson, BSU.

Kansas highlights — Jones 2 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 4 K; 2-for-4; Montgomery 3-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI; Rosie Hull 2-for-3, RBI; Ashley Newman 2-for-3, 2R.

Kansas 10, Fla. Atlantic 0, 5 innings

Florida Atlantic 000 00 — 0 4 2

Kansas 103 6X — 10 12 0

W — Alex Jones, 5-0. L — Stephanie Call, 4-4. SV — None.

2B — Maggie Hull, Kansas; Mariah Montgomery, Kansas; Alex Hugo, Kansas.

Kansas highlights — Jones 5 IP, 8 K, 4 H, 0 R; Maddie Stein 3-for-3, 2 RBI; Hugo 2-for-2, 3 RBI; Montgomery 2-for-3, 2 RBI; Rosie Hull 2-for-3, 2 RBI; Maggie Hull 2-for-3; Ashley Newman 0-for-2, RBI.

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