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KU Softball Weekly Update: 5.18.15

Jayhawks go 2-2 in the NCAA Tournament and make the regional final before being knocked out.

The Jayhawks wrapped up a successful regular season with an NCAA Tournament berth in the nearby Columbia, MO regional.  Kansas ended up playing four games in three days, going 2-2 on the weekend, with both losses to the host club - the hated Missouruh Tigers.

If you followed RCT's Facebook page over the weekend, you were kept up do date on the goings on of the Jayhawk softball team.

The story of the weekend was how many runners the Jayhawks left stranded on base - 43 runners in four games.  Here's a quick recap:

Friday, May 15 - Kansas 1, Louisville 0

Kansas stranded 10 runners in this one, but fortunately SP Alicia Pille was on point and one-hit the Cardinals.

Saturday, May 16 - Missouruh 5, Kansas 3

The Jayhawks again stranded 10 runners in this one, and a big fifth inning by Missouruh lifted them to victory, sending KU to the loser's bracket of the regional.

Saturday, May 16 - Kansas 2, Indiana State 0

SP Alicia Pille was sharp once again, this time two-hitting the opposition as the Jayhawks scratched across just enough runs to get the victory.  KU stranded 8 runners in this one.

Sunday, May 17 - Missouruh 7, Kansas 6

Pille was starting her fourth game in three days and Missouruh jumped all over her early, taking a 7-2 lead on the Jayhawks by the third inning.  Kansas fought back with lots of help from the MU defense, but couldn't complete the rally.  The Jayhawks left 15 runners on base in this one.

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The KU softball season is over.  Look for a full season recap from RCT within the next week.