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Softball falls to the University of Kansas in back-to-back games

Bryan Chavez
Krystin Nelson gets ready to tag a player from Florida Atlantic on March 9.

Wichita State softball lost two games on the road against its in-state rivals, the University of Kansas, on Tuesday. The Shockers lost 3-6 in the first game and 5-6 in the second. 

The Shockers dropped to 10-10 this  season on a three-game losing streak.

Game 1

In its first game against Kansas, Wichita State lost, 6-3. Graduate infielder CC Wong went 2-for-4, scoring a triple and two runs while senior outfielder Addison Barnard hit a single and walked three times. 

Senior outfielder Bailey Urban, senior utility player Jessica Garcia and junior infielder Krystin Nelson each had a hit during the first game. 

Wichita State left the bases loaded at the  top of the first inning, but the Jayhawks managed to score a home run on the Shockers in the bottom of the first. 

Wichita State loaded the bases again in the third inning but only scored one run on a fielder’s choice from senior catcher Lainee Brown. 

After six runs from Kansas in the fifth, Wichita State attempted to make a comeback in the seventh inning as they loaded the bases once again.. 

Sophomore Taylor Sedlacek also scored an RBI on a walk and Urban grounded out, scoring another run on a fielder’s choice. With two outs and representing the tying run, junior Caroline Tallent grounded out to end the game.. 

Game 2

In their second game of the day, KU scored five runs on the Shockers at the bottom of the first inning, four of them on a grand slam. 

Wong had a career-high four hits during the second game, including a home run, two runs scored and an RBI. 

In the seventh inning, senior outfielder Addison Barnard slammed a three-run homer to tie the game at 5. 

In the bottom of the eighth, Kansas walked off the game with a one-out single from senior Angela Price.

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Jacinda Hall
Jacinda Hall, Podcast Editor
Jacinda Hall is the podcast editor for The Sunflower. Hall is a junior majoring in communications with an emphasis in journalism and minoring in English literature. Her favorite quote is by Kurt Cobain: “I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.” In her free time, Hall likes to go to the gym, crochet and make fancy beverages. Hall's pronouns are she/her.
Bryan Chavez
Bryan Chavez, Photographer
Bryan Chavez is a first-year photographer for The Sunflower. He is a freshman at Wichita State, majoring in Journalism and Media Production. Chavez is from Dallas, Texas, and wants to pursue a career as a professional sports photographer. Chavez's pronouns are he/him.

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