KU softball splits doubleheader against Colorado State

After losing a 12-inning thriller to Colorado State on Friday, 8-6, the Kansas softball team bounced back with a 6-3 victory in the nightcap at Arrocha Ballpark.

The Jayhawks (25-11) scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning of their win, helped by an error and RBI singles from Jessie Roane and Shelby Gayre.

KU's three-game series against Colorado State (17-7) will conclude at 1 p.m. today.

CSU 102 000 100 013 – 8 14 4

KU 000 001 300 011 – 6 10 1

W – Bridgette Hutton (10-5). L – Brynn Minor (4-3).

2B – Sarah Muzik (2), Haley Donaldson, Corina Gamboa, Ashley Michelena, CSU; Jessie Roane, KU. HR – Lauren Buchanan, Haley Donaldson, CSU; Shelby Gayre, KU.

KU highlights – Minor, 9.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 BB, 14 K; Brittany Jackson, 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 walks; Erin McGinley, 2-for-7, run; Roane, 2-for-6, RBI.

CSU 003 000 0 – 3 6 1

KU 200 040 x – 6 8 1

W – Sarah Miller (7-4). L – Alison Petty (1-3).

2B – Sarah Muzik, Hayleigh Evans, CSU. HR – Lauren Buchanan, CSU; Harli Ridling, KU.

KU highlights – Miller, 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 4 K; Brittany Jackson, 2-for-4, run; Ridling, 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Jessie Roane, 2-for-3, RBI; Shelby Gayre, 1-for-3, 2 RBI.