Texas' Tiarra Davis(2) pitches against Tulsa during the Texas Invitational softball tournament at McCombs Field, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

BEVO BEAT

Texas softball team splits doubleheader with Kansas

Posted April 30th, 2016

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Story highlights
  • Tiarra Davis strikes out seven in opener
  • Seven-run inning lifts Jawhawks to 9-1 win
  • Texas is third in the Big 12 at 6-7

The Texas softball team split a doubleheader against Kansas on Saturday, winning the first game 3-1 before being run-ruled by the Jayhawks 9-1 at McCombs Field.

UT’s Tiarra Davis threw a complete game and limited the Jayhawks to one unearned run on three hits with seven strikeouts in the opener.

A seven-run rally by the Jayhawks in the second game helped Kansas snap Texas’ four-game Big 12 win streak.

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Despite the loss, the Longhorns (32-14) are in third place in the conference at 6-7. Kansas (28-17) sits in fifth place and has a chance to win its second Big 12 series Sunday. The rubber match is set for 11 a.m.

Texas freshman Reagan Hathaway drove in two runs in the opener, and teammates Celina Felix went 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Felix knocked an RBI single in the first inning and was moved to third on a base hit by Paige von Sprecken. Hathaway followed with a sacrifice fly that gave Texas a 2-0 edge.

Hathaway put Texas up 3-1 in the fifth when she hit a two-out double that scored Stephanie Wong.

Kansas pitcher Andie Formby allowed three earned runs on seven hits through six innings.

The Jayhawks hit three home runs off UT’s Kristen Clark in the second game.

Chaley Brickey led off the game with a solo homer, and Harli Ridling sparked the rally in the third with a three-run homer. After a single, Clark gave up a two-run homer to Jessie Roane that put Kansas up 6-0.

Clark was pulled after Roane’s homer and von Sprecken took the mound. Kansas loaded the bases after a couple singles and a walk and Shannon McGinley stretched the lead to eight with a two-run single.

Kansas’ Alexis Reid allowed one run on seven hits through five innings.

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