Baylor sweeps Kansas softball in Texas over weekend

Amie Just/KansanJunior infielder Chanin Naudin hits the ball straight down against Texas Tech in Lawrence on April 18. The Kansas softball team lost all three games against Baylor in Waco, Texas, this weekend.

The Baylor Bears swept the Kansas softball team at Waco, Texas, this weekend. No. 14 Baylor put 19 runs up on the Jayhawks, only allowing Kansas one run.

“You have to give a lot of credit to Baylor and its senior class,” coach Megan Smith said. “I admire what they've done and accomplished.”

Baylor's pitcher Whitney Canion is hard to go up against, considering she is the leading pitcher with strikeouts in conference play. Canion also has the lowest ERA in the conference. She boasts a 1.23. The second leading pitcher, University of Oklahoma's Kelsey Stevens, holds a 1.63.

“We're facing an All-American and national team pitcher, who is phenomenal and has been for several years,” Smith said. “I thought that we had some good at-bats against her.”

Up next for the Jayhawks is a series against the Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas. First pitch is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m.