No. 1 Texas notches 2nd consecutive Big 12 sweep, takes out Kansas 7-0

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas pitcher Citlaly Gutierrez hurled a complete-game shutout to lift the No. 1 Longhorns to a 7-0 victory and series sweep of Kansas on Sunday at Arrocha Ballpark in Lawrence.

Gutierrez notched her eighth win of the season allowing four hits with four strikeouts and a walk in 95 pitches. She forced Kansas to ground out 12 times. It’s the second consecutive Big 12 series sweep for the Longhorns.

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With Oklahoma a game ahead of the Longhorns for first in the Big 12 standings, every win is an important one, Texas head coach Mike White said.

“Obviously, the three-game sweep is what we needed. The offense came to play today,” he said. “Citlaly (Gutierrez) pitched very well and got stronger as the game went on. We played solid defense all weekend and that’s what we need to do to stay in this chase.”

Reese Atwood drove in a run with a single as part of a 5-run sixth inning to tie the Texas program record of 66 RBIs in a single season. She’ll have a chance to break the mark at 6 p.m. Thursday when the Longhorns meet Nicholls in a nonconference game at McCombs Field.

Katie Cimusz hit a 3-run home run in the fifth and Viviana Martinez plated two with a double in the big inning for Texas.

Katie Stewart and Mia Scott each had two hits for the Longhorns (38-6, 17-4 Big 12) to help win their ninth consecutive game.

Following Thursday’s game, Texas jumps back into Big 12 play with its final home series of the regular season against Iowa State.

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