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UNO Softball splits with New Mexico State

UNO Softball splits with New Mexico State
Courtesy/Omaha Athletics

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Omaha softball team scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning to overcome a four-run deficit and earn a split on Friday night at New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M.

The Mavericks won 7-6 in game one while the Aggies took game two, 10-4.

Omaha is 4-3 on the season while NMSU is now 4-2.

Game One: Omaha 7, New Mexico State 6
How It Happened

  • Emily Klosterman began the third inning with a double and later came around to score on an RBI single by Emma Dargy to score the game’s first run.
  • The Aggies responded with four runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 4-1 advantage.
  • New Mexico State scored an insurance run in the sixth on a bases-loaded walk to stretch the lead to 5-1.
  • Down to their final three outs, the Mavericks hung six runs in the seventh to come back and re-take the lead at 7-5.
  • With one out, Klosterman smacked her first home run since 2018, this one a solo shot to left center to make it a 5-2 game.
  • Lynsey Tucker reached on a walk and Allison Helton singled to the pitcher before Dargy unleashed her fourth home run in as many games to tie the game at five.
  • Jamie White dropped a single into right field while Grace Boganowski entered the game to pinch-run for White.
  • Taylor Johnson moved Boganowski to second with Omaha’s second infield single in the inning before Janae Cameron cleared the bases with a two-RBI double to right center.
  • Sydney Hampton re-entered the circle for the Mavericks in the seventh and only allowed a solo homer in the inning to clinch the series-opening 7-6 road victory.

Inside the Box Score

  • Dargy led the Mavericks at the plate, hitting 2-for-4 with a home run and a career-high four RBI.
  • Klosterman went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and a team-high two runs scored.
  • Helton and Johnson added two hits each while Cameron posted two RBI while hitting 1-for-3.
  • Hampton tossed 4.1 innings, allowing five earned runs on five hits and striking out a pair of Aggies to improve to 4-0 on the season.
  • Kamryn Meyer and Halley Jones combined to pitch 2.2 innings of one-run relief with a total of three strikeouts.
  • Omaha posted a 12-6 advantage in hits over NMSU while both teams hit two home runs apiece.

Game Two: New Mexico State 10, Omaha 4
How It Happened

  • The Aggies raced out to a quick 3-0 lead on a three-run homer in the first inning.
  • New Mexico State added four more runs in the second on a pair of two-run home runs.
  • Dargy reached on a walk in the third before coming home on an RBI double from White to plate Omaha’s first run.
  • Sydney Ross launched her first collegiate home run in the fourth to cut the deficit to 5-2.
  • The Aggies answered with a run in the bottom half of the fourth off an RBI groundout.
  • Ross lifted a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Helton and Sedlak ripped an RBI double down the left field line to score Dargy and cut the Aggie lead to 8-4.
  • NMSU scored the final two runs of the game in the sixth on a two-run homer to clinch the 10-4 victory over the Mavericks.

Inside the Box Score

  • Ross led Omaha at the plate, going 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI.
  • Five other Mavericks recorded a hit while Dargy scored a team-high two runs.
  • Meyer fell to 0-2 on the season after allowing seven runs on four hits in two innings of work.
  • Johnson tossed three innings of relief in her first appearance in the circle while Jones pitched one inning.

What’s Next
The Mavericks and Aggies wrap up the four-game series with a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. CT

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