CONWAY, Ark. – The Mavericks closed the Michelle Short Memorial Classic Saturday morning with a win over Missouri State. Omaha run-ruled the Bears, 10-1, for its second consecutive win.
With the win Saturday, the Mavericks improved to 3-6 overall.
How It Happened
- After dropping a close one to MSU yesterday, Omaha was ready to get even Saturday. The Mavericks put four runs on the board in the top of the second inning to kick off their 10-run game. Emily Klosterman sent a double to left center allowing Omaha to put three runs on the board. Sydney Ross, Allison Helton, and Lexi Burkhardt all crossed the plate. Lynsey Tucker scored the final run of the inning following a single from Izzy Eltze.
- The Bears broke their scoreless streak in the bottom of the third inning. MSU took advantage of a wild pitch and sent D. Plummer in for a run.
- The top of the fourth saw another four from Omaha cross home. All came with two outs in the inning. Elzte hit in Klosterman to put the Mavericks up 5-1 and force a third pitching change for MSU. Jamie White was hit by the first pitch to get on base for Omaha and advance Eltze to second. Diana Murtha connected on the next at-bat hitting a homer to left center tallying three RBI.
- With an 8-1 lead, the Mavericks needed only two more to end the game early. Burkhardt and Janae Cameron each sent singles to right and left field, respectively, which led to two more Omaha runs.
- MSU led off the bottom of the sixth with a walk to gain an early base runner, but the next three at-bats would go down as outs. Omaha holds on for a 10-1 win in six.
Inside the Box Score
- Omaha tallied a season-best 13 hits in Saturday’s contest with six players tallying two for the Mavericks.
- Eltze continued her success at the plate going 2-for-3 with two RBI and one run.
- Tucker, Burkhardt, Helton, and Klosterman also tallied two hits in the game.
- Klosterman added three RBI and two runs scored. Both just one shy of matching her career-bests. She also tallied the only double in the action.
- Murtha’s three RBI in today’s game matches her career-high set twice last season in her freshman campaign. The last time it happened was back on Feb. 28 at UC Riverside. It was also her fourth career-homer.
- Kamryn Meyer pitched a complete game for the Mavericks. She improves to 2-2 in the circle and retired a career-best nine batters. This high surpasses the eight she set yesterday vs. Pine-Bluff.
- Omaha travels to Stillwater, Okla. next weekend for the Oklahoma State/Tulsa Invitational. The Mavericks will play a five game-slate beginning Friday, Feb. 5 with a doubleheader vs. Oklahoma State at 2:30 p.m.