OMAHA, Neb. – The Mavericks celebrated their first walk-off win at Connie Claussen Field with a 3-2 win over crosstown rival Creighton. The game went to 10-innings ending with a sac-fly to secure the Omaha victory.
With the win, Omaha improves to 10-23 on the year.
How It Happened
- The Mavericks took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning after catcher Sydney Ross singled to the shortstop to plate Lynsey Tucker for the first run of the game.
- Creighton tied it in the second after Omaha walked in a run. The Bluejays then took a 2-1 edge in the third with a solo homer to right field from Wilson.
- Tucker scored her second run of the game in the fourth to knot the game 2-2. Allison Helton singled through the right side to plate Tucker for the tying run.
- The game went to extras as the teams fought for bragging rights. Omaha nearly won the game in the ninth after loading the bases with one out. The Bluejays locked down on defense to get out of the inning.
- In the 10th, Emily Klosterman singled through the left side, and she eventually stole second base. Klosterman advanced to third on a fly ball to left field from Hailey Bartz. She’d go on to score the game winning run on a sac-fly from Helton. Mavericks walk-off 3-2.
Inside the Box Score
- The Mavericks out-hit the Bluejays 11-3.
- With a double in the second, Klosterman kept a hitting streak alive. She has now tallied at least one hit in nine straight games. She finished 2-for-4 with a run scored.
- Helton and Sydney Nuismer also tallied two hits for Omaha.
- Helton finished with two RBI.
- Kamryn Meyer started in the circle for the Mavericks. She tallied five strikeouts.
- Nuismer came in for relief and pitched the final seven innings. She recorded a new career-best nine strikeouts and gave up only two hits. Nuismer improves to 3-6 on the year.
Omaha opens an eight-game road trip at North Dakota State this weekend. The teams will play two doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon both days.