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UNO Softball wins over UC Riverside and Michigan State

UNO Softball wins over UC Riverside and Michigan State

RIVERSIDE, Calif – Junior Sydney Hampton tossed the 18th no-hitter in program history since 2000 in a 9-0 victory in five innings over UC Riverside on Friday afternoon at the Amy S. Harrison Classic. The Mavericks clinched the Friday sweep with a 4-2 win over Michigan State.

With the two victories, Omaha improves to 9-7 on the season.

Game One: Omaha 9, UC Riverside 0 (F/5)

How It Happened

Jamie White reached on a walk and Emma Dargy singled before Diana Murtha slugged her third home run of the season to give the Mavericks a 3-0 lead in the first.
Sydney Ross doubled home Janae Cameron before Emily Klosterman’s two-RBI single pushed Omaha’s lead to 6-0 in the first.
In the second, Ross unleashed a three-RBI double to center, scoring Cameron, Murtha and Dargy and blowing the game wide open at 9-0.
Hampton shut down the first 12 batters she faced before opening the fifth with a walk on a full count.
Hampton retired the next batter before the Maverick defense turned a double play to preserve the no-hitter.

Inside the Box Score
Ross hit 2-for-3 at the plate with a career-high two doubles and four RBI.
Murtha went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored.
Cameron and Dargy also touched home twice for the Mavericks.
Allison Helton extended her hit streak to 10 games while Dargy stretched her reached-base streak to 15, one shy of her career-long.
Hampton improved to 8-2 on the season after facing the minimum batters in the five-inning shutout victory.
Hampton’s no-hit performance is the 36th no-hitter in Division I this season.
Omaha improved to 8-0 on the season when scoring at least seven runs.

Game Two: Omaha 4, Michigan State 2
How It Happened
The Spartans scored two runs on one hit and a Maverick error in the first to grab an early lead.
Dargy reached on a walk in the third before coming around to score when Cameron reached on a Spartan fielding error.
Omaha tied the game at two in the next at-bat when Ross hit an RBI single to center, scoring Murtha.
Cameron lifted an RBI double to right center in the fifth, followed by an RBI triple from Ross to give the Mavericks a 4-2 lead.
Kamryn Meyer shut down MSU in the sixth and seventh to preserve her first collegiate victory.

Inside the Box Score
Ross and Cameron led the Mavericks with two hits each while Ross posted two RBI.
Five Mavericks tallied a hit and Murtha scored a team-high two runs.
Starter Ryanne Millington tossed the first inning while Meyer completed the final six innings.
Meyer tied her career-high with six innings and five strikeouts.
The win is the first victory over a Power Five opponent since the Mavericks defeated Stanford on the road on Feb. 18, 2017
The victory over the Spartans is Omaha’s first against a Big Ten opponent since knocking off Purdue on Feb. 13, 2016.

What’s Next
The Mavericks continue play at the Amy S. Harrison Classic with a pair of games tomorrow. Omaha takes on Montana at 11 a.m. CT before facing UC Riverside at 4 p.m. CT.

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