Creighton Softball falls to UNO

Creighton Softball falls to UNO
April 2nd, 2024 |

OMAHA, Neb. – The Creighton softball team fell to Omaha, 5-2, on Tuesday night at Connie Claussen Field in a midweek battle of crosstown rivals. 
The loss drops the Bluejays to 21-15 on the year, while the Mavericks improved to 26-7 overall, winning their 15th consecutive game.
Omaha placed the first dent on the scoreboard, scoring one in the top of the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead. Following a Maggie O’Brien single to left, Sydney Thomason lined an RBI double into the left centerfield gap to bring home the first run of the game. 
The Mavericks would extend their lead in the bottom half of the third, plating two additional runs on a sacrifice fly from Olivia Aden and an RBI single to left by O’Brien to give Omaha a 3-0 lead. 
After a pair of scoreless frames that saw junior Kenzie Schopfer retire the side easily, the Bluejays broke through in the top of the fifth inning as sophomore Ella Dalton blasted her second home run of the season to straight away center to put the Bluejays on the scoreboard. 
Creighton would continue their rally in the top of sixth inning, plating another run as sophomore Lily West came around to score on an RBI single down the left field line by freshman Sydney Potter. Potter delivered her team-leading 27th RBI of the season. 
The Mavericks, however, would plate three additional runs in the bottom half of the frame on an RBI double from Jaelle Johnson and a sacrifice fly from Aden to secure the 5-2 victory. 
Four different Bluejays tallied a hit in the contest, while Puchino suffered her third loss of the season, allowing three runs on four hits in 2.0 innings of work. Schopfer tossed 4.0 innings of one-hit ball, while allowing two runs on two walks. 
Creighton returns to action this weekend when they welcome in BIG EAST front runner Villanova for a three-game series that is set to begin on Friday at 3 p.m.


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