UNO Softball caps off historic season with Regional Final loss to Missouri

UNO Softball caps off historic season with Regional Final loss to Missouri
May 19th, 2024 |

The Omaha Mavericks softball team’s historic campaign concluded in Columbia in the regional championship. The #7 Missouri Tigers won back-to-back games 5-1 and 1-0 in nine innings. 

In just their second NCAA Tournament appearance, after only winning one regional game last season, the Mavericks made it to the regional championship for the first time in program history. 

The Mavericks finished the campaign with a 43-15 overall record, setting a new record for most wins in a D1 season. In conference, Omaha went 14-4, finished second, and won back-to-back Summit League Tournaments. 

Game 1: Omaha 1, #7 Missouri 5 
How It Happened

    – In the top of the third Kamryn Meyer threw a three up three down inning to keep the Tigers scoreless through three.
    – Omaha was held without a hit through the third to keep the game tied. 
    – Marra Cramer made two huge catches at the fence in the fourth and fifth keeping Missouri off base. 
    – Cramer doubled down the left field line in the bottom of the sixth. Tucker flied out to right field where Cramer advanced to third. On a throwing error from right to third, Cramer was able to advance home making it 1-0.
    – In the top of the seventh Missouri rallied with five runs to ultimately win game one and force a second game. 

Game Notes
    – Cramer went 1-2 and scored one run. In centerfield, she made six putouts. 
    – Lynsey Tucker recorded a team-high four assists.
    – Meyer pitched 6.2 innings, facing 31 batters. She allowed six hits and five runs and recorded one strikeout. 
    – Meyer finished the season with a career-best 27-5 record. 
    – Nuismer pitched 0.1 innings, allowing only one hit from her two batters. 

Game 2: Omaha 0, #7 Missouri 1 (9 inn.)
How It Happened

    – Olivia Aden recorded the Maverick’s first hit in the top of the third off a single to the left side. 
    – After the first three innings, both teams were held scoreless where Omaha led hits 2-1. 
    – After their initial hit in the first inning, Omaha held Missouri without a hit until the sixth inning. The Tigers recorded two hits but both runners were left on base. 
    – Sydney Thomason and Cramer had back-to-back sliding catches in the bottom of the seventh. 
    – In the bottom of the ninth inning, Missouri scored a walk-off single up the middle to win the game. 

Game Notes
    – Lynsey TuckerSydney RossAva Rongisch, and Olivia Aden all recorded one hit. 
    – Maggie O’Brien had a team-high eight assists.
    – Jaelle paced with 12 putouts and Cramer tallied four.
    –  Sydney Nuismer pitched the complete 8.2 innings where she only allowed one run and five hits from the 33 batters faced. Nuismer recorded two strikeouts and ended the season with a winning record of 13-7.


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