Kansas softball loses Big 12 opener vs. Texas

LAWRENCE (KSNT) – The Kansas softball team saw its 10-game winning streak snapped on Friday night at Arrocha Ballpark in Lawrence. The Jayhawks, ranked 22nd in the nation, entered with a (29-2) overall record prior to their series-opener with the Texas Longhorns.

Texas jumped on the board quickly in the first inning with a three-run home run from catcher Erin Shireman. The Longhorns would add another run on an RBI single and lead 4-0 after one inning.

Kansas was unable to manufacture a run against Longhorns pitcher Erica Wright. The freshman threw a complete game shutout. She also struck out nine Jayhawks while giving up just three hits.

Texas wins game one of the series 6-0. Kansas falls to (29-3, 0-1 Big 12).

Game two is Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The series finale will be Sunday at noon.

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