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Nebraska ends losing streak with run-rule victory

Nebraska ends losing streak with run-rule victory

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SOFTBALL

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. — Nebraska snapped its five-game losing streak Friday with a 10-0, five-inning Softball victory over San Diego State at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

All nine Husker hitters reached base at least once as NU banged out 10 hits and drew 10 walks in its fourth run-rule victory of the season.

Shortstop Alicia Armstrong was 3 for 3 with a walk, an RBI and three runs scored. Third baseman MJ Knighten had a three-run triple and right fielder Kylee Muir and designated player Cassie McClure drove in two runs apiece.

Emily Lockman fired a four-hitter with four strikeouts to improve to 2-3.

The Huskers play a pair of ranked foes from the Southeastern Conference Saturday — No. 14 LSU at noon and No. 10 Tennessee at 2:30 p.m.

Creighton splits doubleheader

MCCOOK, Neb. — The Creighton Softball team split a doubleheader with Northern Colorado on Friday, edging the Bears 3-2 in the first game before falling 11-3 in the second.

The Bluejays got the scoring started early in the first game with two runs in the first inning. Liz Dike hit an RBI triple to score Michelle Trulin, then Blake Ringle singled to drive in Dike and give the Bluejays a 2-0 lead.

Northern Colorado got on the board in the top of the fourth with an unearned run off a Creighton error. The Bears then got a solo home run from Kaitlyn Flynn in the top of the fifth to tie the score at 2.

Creighton regained the lead in the bottom of the sixth after Jen Daro singled with the bases loaded to score Erin McGonigal. Trulin was tagged out between third and home to end the inning.

In game two, Daro made her career pitching debut for the Bluejays. Northern Colorado's bats erupted early to score nine runs in the first two innings. The Bears had 10 hits with three home runs, including a grand slam, to build their early lead.

Creighton scored three in the top of the third to cut the margin to 9-3, but the Bluejays were held scoreless the rest of the game.

Daro led the Creighton offense with five hits on the day. Dike went 4 for 6 at the plate, while Ringle belted her third home run of the year and posted a team-high three RBIs. Eight Bluejays recorded a hit in the doubleheader.

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