Jayhawks shutout double header home opener

Originally ran in March 12, 2014 edition of Kansan.

The two wins today over South Dakota State (5-14) in Kansas’ (17-7) home opener made it three straight shut outs and six straight wins for the Jayhawks.

Both games of the double header resulted in the same score of 8-0. Sophomore infielder Chaley Brickey had the team high of six RBI for the two contests. She also accounted for five hits, one of which being a home run. The home run marked her fourth in five games.

Also leading the pack for the Jayhawks was senior outfielder Taylor Hatfield. Hatfield connected on all three of her at-bats in the first game and had three total RBI in the two games.

Pitching in the first game for Kansas was sophomore pitcher Kelsey Kessler (10-5). She accounted for 10 strikeouts in the contest and allowed no runs for her third straight game.

On the mound during the second game was junior pitcher Alicia Pille (6-2). She had five strikeouts and only allowed two hits.

Next up for the Jayhawks is the Jayhawk Invitational on March 14-16.

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