CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Omaha softball team dropped a 4-3 decision to Texas Southern in eight innings on Sunday morning at Cabaniss Field.
The Mavericks are now 7-8 on the season, while the Tigers improved to 3-2.
Leaders for Omaha
Natalie Mostek led the Mavericks at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Kelly Pattison added a 1-for-4 effort with an RBI. Jessica Nelsonwent 1-for-3 with a double. Emma Dargy and Faith Romero each had base hits in the game.
Halley Jones started for UNO, pitching 3.1 innings allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and four walks with a strikeout. Sydney Hampton took the loss in relief, allowing one unearned run over 3.2 innings of work with six hits, a walk and three strikeouts.
Leaders for Texas Southern
Marissa Padron went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead the Tigers. Jocilynn Ellis added a pair of hits and a walk.
Jasmin Fulmore pitched a complete game, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts.
Inside the Box Score
Texas Southern scored single runs in the first and second inning to take an early 2-0 lead. Omaha’s first three batters reached in the top of the third. After a fielder’s choice, Hampton scored on an error.
The Tigers added a run in the fourth inning on an RBI base hit.
A’Leecia Bell was placed on second to start the Texas Southern eighth inning and scored the winning on Pardon’s single to left.
Omaha continues tournament play next weekend at the Mizuno Classic in Stillwater, Okla. The Mavericks will play five games starting Friday, March 3. First up is a game against Saint Francis at 11 a.m., before playing host Oklahoma State at 4 p.m.