A sacrifice fly from Lindsey Slocum was all Nebraska-Omaha needed in their first round game as she scored Molly Feichtinger in the third inning and MIAA pitcher of the year Beth Haley got the shutout, allowing four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. She improved to 21-2 in a 1-0 win over Truman State. UNO now plays Emporia State today in the conference semifinals.
In UNO’s second game, Slocum and Katelyn Hinton each drove in two runs in the fourth inning to help Nebraska-Omaha top Missouri Western, 6-1, Thursday and advance to the semifinal of the MIAA postseason tournament at Blue Valley Sports Complex.
The Mavs got two hits and took advantage of two errors in the fourth. Slocum hit a two-run home run to drive in Lindsey Redding and Kristi Meneely. Redding pinch ran for Julia Krejci, who led off the inning by reaching on an error. Emma Wright later reached on an error, Alli Hukill walked and then Hinton hit a triple down the right field line to drive them in.
The final two unbeatens, No. 1 seed Emporia State and No. 2 seed Nebraska-Omaha, will match up at 3 p.m. Friday.
Story courtesy of the Miaa.