WASHINGTON, D.C. — Creighton softball freshman Kiara Mills went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs, but the Bluejays fell to Georgetown 5-4 on Sunday at the Washington Nationals Youth Academy.
Mills finished the weekend 5-for-9 with three homers, seven RBIs, four runs scored and three walks for a .556 batting average, .615 on-base percentage and 1.556 slugging percentage during Creighton’s first three games of league action.
With the loss, the Bluejays fell to 10-11 overall and 1-2 in BIG EAST play, while the Hoyas improved to 2-1 in league play and 9-22 overall.
Georgetown used a sixth inning grand slam to spoil Creighton’s chances of winning the weekend series. The Hoyas loaded the bases with three walks, including two following full counts, before Kelly Amen promptly unloaded the bases with a two-out home run over the left-field fence.
The Bluejays jumped out to a 4-0 lead with RBI hits from Mills during the first and third innings. The California native drove in Ashley Cantu with a single to right-center in the opening half inning and delivered a three-run homer to left in the third.
Georgetown cut into Creighton’s lead by scoring one run on a passed ball in the bottom of the third before completing its comeback with a four-run sixth frame.
In addition to Mills’ performance, Cantu went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored, while Jayci Foster walked twice and tallied a pair of sacrifice bunts.
The Bluejays left 10 runners on base during Sunday’s loss.
Creighton opens its home schedule on Wednesday afternoon at the Creighton Sports Complex against South Dakota. First pitch between the Bluejays and Coyotes is scheduled for 4 p.m.