Tara Oltman threw a two-hit shutout in her 168th career appearance, as the senior All-American tied the Missouri Valley Conference record for appearances in an 8-0 six-inning win over Northern Iowa Sunday afternoon at the CU Sports Complex. Renae Sinkler tied the Bluejay single-season record by driving in a pair of runs to reach 43 on the season.
The win was Creighton’s (23-18, 8-5 MVC) sixth straight in MVC play and 12th straight against Northern Iowa (20-20, 7-8 MVC). The 8-0 victory was CU’s second 8-0 run-rule win of the week (also doing the same to Kansas on Thursday). Sinkler singled to left field to drive in two runs and tie Bluejay assistant coach Abby Johnson’s single-season RBI record of 43 which was orginally established in 2004.