KANSAS 8, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 0 (5)
FORT COLLINS, CO – Kansas used the long ball to jump ahead early Monday against Stephen F. Austin and never let up, earning a run-rule victory to stay in contention for a spot in the championship round of the 2022 NISC.
Kansas (18-35) will play George Washington or Bowling Green on Tuesday in the next round of the NISC Super Regionals.
Shayna Espy led off the game for Kansas in the bottom of the first and tripled to right-center, coming home when the throw from the outfield bounced into the third-base dugout. Olivia Bruno drilled a long two-run home run to center field to make it 3-0.
Ashlyn Anderson lifted a solo home run to left field in the third for KU, pushing the lead to 4-0. After a pitching change, the Jayhawks kept on coming, with Lyric Moore hitting a three-run homer to left-center as the lead grew to 7-0. Katie Brooks threw four innings for KU, striking out four with no walks allowed.
Stephen F. Austin (31-27) had just four hits, with Gaby Garcia getting two of them.