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UNO Softball splits with New Mexico State | KTIC Radio

UNO Softball splits with New Mexico State

UNO Softball splits with New Mexico State
Courtesy/Omaha Athletics

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Senior Emma Dargy launched a two-run homer in the top of the eighth to help Omaha post a 7-5 extra-inning victory at New Mexico State on Saturday afternoon. NMSU won the second game on Saturday with a 6-5 walk-off victory.

The Mavericks move to 5-4 on the season while the Aggies are 5-3.

Game One: Omaha 7, New Mexico State 5 (F/8)
How It Happened

  • Omaha opened the scoring in the first when Jamie White’s RBI single brought home Allison Helton to give the Mavericks the early lead.
  • The Mavericks doubled the lead in the second when Janae Cameron scored on Emily Klosterman’s RBI single to left field.
  • Helton and Emma Dargy began the third with back-to-back singles before Sedlak’s infield single to the shortstop allowed Helton to touch home.
  • Cameron and Bartz were issued consecutive bases-loaded walks to score Dargy and White and the Mavericks led 5-0 going into the bottom of the third.
  • New Mexico State tied the game in the third after scoring five runs on four hits.
  • Pitching had the upper hand in the next four innings as neither team was able to score a run and the Aggies and Mavericks headed to the eighth inning locked in a tie at five.
  • Lynsey Tucker reached on an Aggie error and Dargy brought her home while crushing her fifth home run of the season to give Omaha a 7-5 lead.
  • Sydney Hampton shut down NMSU in the bottom half to clinch the victory for the Mavericks.

Inside the Box Score

  • Omaha scored seven runs on 10 hits and didn’t commit an error while leaving nine runners on base.
  • Dargy went 2-for-5 at the plate with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored.
  • Helton also scored twice while seven Mavericks posted one hit each.
  • Hampton tossed the full eight innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and striking out a season-high five batters.
  • Hampton is now 5-0 on the season with a 2.72 ERA.

Game Two: New Mexico State 6, Omaha 5
How It Happened

  • Tucker led off the game with a walk and came around to score after Johnson’s RBI single to right center gave the Mavericks the quick score.
  • The Mavericks piled on three more runs on three hits in the second inning.
  • Sydney Ross opened the second with a hit by pitch before Hailey Bartz’s double down the right field line brought her home to double the Maverick lead.
  • Dargy doubled home Klosterman and Tucker as Omaha jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two.
  • The Aggies scored their first run of the game on an RBI single to cut the Omaha advantage to 4-1 after four innings.
  • NMSU added a pair of runs after a three-run homer in the sixth to post a five-run sixth inning to take a 5-4 lead.
  • Freshman Diana Murtha opened the seventh with a pinch-hit solo home run to tie the game at five.
  • The Aggies scored on a bases-loaded fielder’s choice in the bottom of the sevent

Inside the Box Score

  • Dargy led the Mavericks in hitting with a 2-for-4 performance with two doubles and three RBI.
  • Johnson was 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI.
  • Murtha went 1-for-1 with the solo home run while Bartz and Klosterman recorded one hit apiece.
  • Starter Ryanne Millington gave up five runs, four earned, on seven hits and struck out two batters in 5.2 innings of work.
  • Kamryn Meyer fell to 0-3 on the season after throwing 0.2 innings in relief.

What’s Next
The Mavericks compete in the UTEP Tournament next weekend in El Paso, Texas. Omaha will play New Mexico State and UTEP twice and IUPUI once in a three-day span beginning on Friday, Feb. 21.

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