Kansas dumps Nebraska in Big 12 softball
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 seven innings.
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.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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