April 11, 2010
The No. 23 Baylor softball team (22-14, 3-4) could only plate one run, as three Lady Bears were tagged out at home en route to a 2-1 loss to Kansas (16-23, 1-7) Sunday afternoon at Getterman Stadium.
Bree Hanafin collected two of the three BU hits on the day, both of which were doubles.
"I feel like a broken record talking about the offense," head coach Glenn Moore said. "We are running out of time to get things going. Lucky for us we have a pair of games tomorrow to try to get on track."
Courtney Repka (15-9) continued her solid pitching, allowing just four hits, one earned run, striking out four and walking two in 7.0 innings.
The Lady Bears threatened to score first in the opening inning, when Tiffany Wesley singled to start the game and advanced to second on a wild pitch. With two outs and standing at third, she tried to make it home on a wild pitch, but was tagged out at the plate, keeping the game scoreless.
The Jayhawks got on the board first in the top of the second, as Maggie Hull hit an RBI-single up the middle with two outs to score Allie Clark for the 1-0 lead.
Baylor answered back in the bottom half of the inning, but could have done more damage. Hanafin led off with a double to left field, and advanced to third when Kayce Walker's bunt attempt wasn't fielded cleanly by the third baseman. With one out, Megan Turk hit a rocket up the middle that ricocheted off the pitcher's glove right to the second baseman who fired home to get Hanafin. With Walker at third, Turk attempted to steal, but got in a rundown that allowed Walker to steal home andmake it safely to tie the game at one.
Kansas took the lead back in the fifth that started with a two-out double from Alex Jones. Rosie Hull then grounded to third, but an errant throw from third allowed Hull to reach safely and Jones to score for the 2-1 lead.
BU seemed to get things going in the sixth, as Jordan Vannatta led off the inning with a walk and was pinch run for by Kathy Shelton. Hanafin then launched her second double of the day to right field advancing Shelton to third, however, an errant throw sent Shelton home and she was caught in a rundown for the first out. Walker then reached on a walk and stole second to put runners at second and third, but a pair of groundouts ended the threat.
Clark (6-5) picked up the win for Kansas, allowing three hits, one unearned run, six walks and two strikeouts in 7.0 innings.
Baylor will be back in action on Monday to finish up a nine-game homestand against by taking on Oklahoma Christian in a doubleheader beginning at 3:00 p.m.
NOTE: The Lady Bears auctioned of their pink jersey's this weekend and collected $1,555 that will be given to the Susan G. Komen Fund for breast cancer awareness.