The Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks softball team set the UNO single-season home run record with a pair of blasts Wednesday afternoon as they swept Missouri Western. In the first game, Treightin Yates and Kristin Wellwood hit home runs in the fourth inning of the first game to give UNO 55 homers, breaking 2003’s record of 54.
Nebraska-Omaha (40-9, 13-2 MIAA) also extended its winning streak to 20 straight games with the 8-0 victory in five innings in the opener and a 5-1 win in the second game. Yates hit a three-run shot to left field and then Wellwood followed with a two-run blast to right. Yates drove in two more runs with a single in the fifth to give UNO an 8-0 lead.
Beth Haley (17-2) allowed just three hits with five strikeouts and no walks as she won her 10th straight decision and has allowed just three earned runs in her last eight appearances. Lindsey Slocum improved to 15-2 with the win in game two. She allowed six hits and an unearned run. She struck out one and walked none.