Photo Credit: Jayson Ortiz
KANSAS 4, GEORGE WASHINGTON 3
FORT COLLINS, CO — Kansas starting pitcher Katie Brooks allowed three hits and hung tough during a seventh-inning rally to guide the 12-seeded Jayhawks past No. 5 George Washington in Game 2 of the 2022 NISC.
KU (17-34) advances to face Central Arkansas on Sunday in the winner’s half of the double-elim format, with the Colonials (36-16) playing Monday in the loser’s half.
Kansas jumped ahead 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning; with one out Savanna DesRochers doubled to left field and Shelby Gayre singled, Angela Price followed with a single to drive in DesRochers. The Jayhawks added an insurance run in the sixth after Olivia Bruno walked on four pitches. After two outs and Bruno advancing to second base, Price drove her in with a single to right field on a nine-pitch at-bat.
Bruno then added a two-run homer in the top the seventh, her team-high 11th of the season. Brooks moved to 7-7 on the season.
Alexa Williams. the Atlantic 10 player of the year, hit a three-run homer for GW with two outs in the seventh before Brooks got the final out on a fly ball to right field.