OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kassie Humphreys pitched a complete-game
three-hitter on Friday to help lead No. 6 seed Kansas to the final
of the Big 12 Conference softball championships and a 2-0 victory
over second-seeded Nebraska.
The Jayhawks (33-24) will face Oklahoma after the fifth-seeded
Sooners (38-18-1) beat Missouri 4-0 in the late game Friday night.
Nebraska, which beat eighth-seeded Oklahoma State 1-0 in an
elimination game earlier in the day, finishes at 42-10.
Kansas got both its runs when Destiny Frankenstein scored on
fielding errors in the fifth and seventh innings.
Humphreys (16-16) struck out seven with one walk for Kansas,
which reaches the championship game for the first time.
Ashley DeBuhr (24-8) allowed just two hits and both runs in
In another elimination game, Jen Bruck went 3-for-4 at the plate
and scattered six hits over seven innings to help the Tigers
(26-26) advance to play the Sooners with a 5-3 win over Texas A&M.
Andee Allen had two RBI, including the two run seventh inning
that put Missouri ahead for good.
In Nebraska's first game, DeBuhr (24-7) allowed just two hits
and struck out nine in eight innings for the Cornhuskers.
Oklahoma State pitcher Jessica Hoppock (14-23) struck out 10,
walked two and allowed five hits through seven innings.
The Cowgirls finished the season with a 21-29 record.