HAMMOND, La. – The Omaha softball team dropped a 2-1 decision to Texas A&M – Corpus Christi on the final day of the Lion Classic II.
With the loss, the Mavericks are now 5-5 on the season, while the Islanders improved to 3-4.
Texas A&M – Corpus Christi struck first against starter Laura Roecker in the top of the first inning. The first two Islanders reached base before the Mavericks recorded an out on a fielder’s choice. Keagan Helson stole second, and Whitney Wendel scored from third on an error by the catcher to put the Islanders up, 1-0.
Omaha came back to tie the score in the bottom of the second inning. Crystal Pablo led off with a single and eventually came in to score on Demi Dobb’s double to right field.
Texas A&M – Corpus Christi took the lead for good in the top of the fourth inning. Kaylon Dunn hit a one-out double and moved to third on a balk. Dunn came in to score on a fielder’s choice to give the Islanders the lead, 2-1.
Omaha was able to put runners in scoring position in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings but was unable to score the tying run.
Inside the Box Score
– Laura Roecker (0-2) pitched her first complete game of the season, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts.
– Dobbs and Faith Romero each had doubles for the Mavericks.
– Pablo went 1-for-3 at the plate with a run scored.
Omaha continues play next weekend at the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Mavericks will play five games starting Friday, Feb. 23. First up Friday is a game against Utah State at 12:30 p.m. before playing Texas Southern at 3 p.m.