LAWRENCE, Kan.—Kansas scored four runs in its final at bat to force extra innings and Morgyn Wynne's two-run homer in the eighth inning made the Jayhawks an 11-9 winner over South Dakota Sunday on the final day of the Jayhawk Invitational.
South Dakota designated player Jadyn DeWitte hit her first collegiate home run to spark a Coyote offense that scored eight runs in their first three at bats. Makayla Tsagalis, Lauren Eamiguel and Lauren Wobken drove in two runs each and USD led 8-3 after three innings.
But Kansas (16-8) scored once in the sixth inning to make it 8-4, and got two-run home runs from Ashlyn Anderson and Haleigh Harper in the seventh to tie the game at 8-8.
South Dakota responded with a run in the top of the eighth. Eamiguel singled, stole second and scored on a ball hit by Wobken. Again Kansas rallied. A bunt single by Brittany Jackson and then a throwing error quickly tied the game at 9-9 and Wynne followed with her 12th home run of the season to walk it off.
Jackson was 5-for-5 with three runs scored and Wynne was 5-for-5 with four RBIs. The two teams combined for 31 hits. Wobken was 3-for-5 to lead South Dakota.
The Coyotes (4-20) compete at a tournament hosted by University of Texas next weekend before diving into Summit League play.