Kansas dumps Nebraska in Big 12 softball

Updated: May 12, 2006, 11:54 PM ET
Associated Press

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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