In eight previous starts against Creighton’s star pitcher Tara Oltman, the Nebraska softball team has managed just 14 hits. In two innings on Wednesday, the Huskers had nine as they beat the Bluejays 11-7.
The 11 runs tied a Husker record at Bowlin Stadium and they all came in the first three innings. NU scored three in the first and then four in the second off Oltman with six of those runs earned. NU then scored four more in the third. Creighton tried to mount a comeback and hit four homers in the game including freshmen Amy Baker’s 13th which adds to her CU rookie record. She also now has 40 RBI which ties the freshmen record, but it wasn’t enough as the Bluejays saw their nine game winning streak come to an end.
NU was led by Freshman Brooke Thomason with a 3-for-4 day. Thomason tied her career highs with two runs scored, two doubles and five RBIs. Sophomore Nikki Haget set a career high in hits with a perfect 4-for-4 day (one shy of the school hit record). Julie Brechtel drove in three runs.