Atwood nears Texas RBI record, hits 2 homers in 11-3 win over Kansas

AUSTIN (KXAN) — No. 1 Texas blasted four home runs and ran away with its eighth consecutive win 11-3 over Kansas on Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark in Lawrence.

The win clinches a series victory for the Longhorns and they can go for the sweep in the finale Sunday.

PREVIOUS GAME: No. 1 Texas makes it 7 consecutive wins, nears program record with 4-2 victory over Kansas

Texas (37-6, 16-4 Big 12) catcher Reese Atwood hit two homers and drove in four runs to inch closer to the program record for most RBIs in a season with 65. She needs one more RBI to tie the mark. The two blasts give her 15 for the season, three short of the program record for a single season, and the hits pushed her batting average to .400. Kayden Henry and Katie Cimusz also hit home runs in the game.

The Jayhawks (27-16-1, 11-9) took a 1-0 lead after the first inning but the Longhorns quickly answered with Henry’s homer and then Atwood’s first one. Texas scored four runs in the fifth to make it 8-3 before tacking on three more for good measure.

Mia Scott picked up a pair of hits for the Longhorns. Mac Morgan earned her 10th pitching win of the season in 4 1/3 innings with three strikeouts and a walk. She allowed three runs on four hits before Estelle Czech entered and pitched 2 2/3 innings. Czech allowed one hit and walked two batters.

The teams conclude their series at noon Sunday.

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