No. 8 Texas softball acquired off to a poor begin on this weekend collection by dropping to unranked Kansas on Friday in its first sport again in Austin in three weeks.
“I like the best way our women fought, however we couldn’t actually even get our foot within the door,” head coach Mike White mentioned after the sport.
It appeared the Longhorns’ nerves had been excessive popping out of the highest of first, with Kansas hitting a house run that scored three runs.
The Jayhawks then began off the third inning with one other house run adopted by an error by Texas and a final single hit that resulted in a 3rd run for the inning, placing the Jayhawks at a 6-0 benefit.
Texas was in a position to rating two runs within the fourth inning when sophomore infielder Mia Scott hit a double. Freshman infielder Viviana Martinez went to second on fielder’s selection, then freshman catcher Reese Atwood hit a double, permitting each Scott and Martinez to attain.
Kansas rapidly constructed up its lead, scoring two extra runs within the fifth inning.
Texas was in a position to receive yet another run within the backside of the sixth inning when Scott ran house after sophomore catcher and first baseman Katie Cimusz hit a fly up and took an out.
Within the seventh inning, the Jayhawks hit its second house run of the evening, scoring one other run pushing their rating to 9. Texas was unable to return again within the backside of the seventh ending out the primary evening of the collection 9-3.
Sophomore utility participant Olivia Bruno performed exceptionally for Kansas with two hits, two runs, 4 RBI and two house runs. Kansas pitcher Kasey Hamilton additionally defended very effectively with 99 pitches thrown, 5 strikeouts and solely giving up 5 hits.
On Texas’ aspect, junior pitcher Estelle Czech and sophomore pitcher Sophia Simpson had a more durable time limiting the Jayhawks. Czech threw 58 pitches to the 13 batters she confronted, had an ERA of 12, allowed two hits and two homeruns in roughly two innings she pitched. Simpson completed out the rest of the sport with 70 pitches, permitting three hits, one homerun and an ERA of 4.5.
Texas had a complete of 5 errors that had been partial contributors to its loss. Scott completed with two runs and two hits, Atwood had two hits and two RBIs and Martinez had one run as workforce highs for the day.
“I believe we acquired to personal what occurred on the market,” White mentioned. “You’ll be able to’t beat anybody having 5 errors.”
The Longhorns hope to redeem themselves tomorrow once they tackle Kansas once more at house at 4:30 p.m.
“We’re going to return again tomorrow and present somewhat extra combat,” White mentioned.