Maverick Maniac's Musings

February 9, 2013

2013 Omaha Softball–Games #1 & #2 Recaps–Iona and UNC Wilmington

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Recaps,Softball — Jon Green @ 5:45 am

Omaha got off to a great start to the season by winning both of their games on the opening day of the UNCW Beach Blast.

In the first game of the day Dana Elsasser pitched a one hit shutout for the Mavericks and with the first at bat of the season Allie Mathewson provided all the offense Omaha needed with a lead-off HR. That wouldn’t be the only run of course as Omaha would add one more in the 1st and five in the 5th to get the 7-0 win. Lindsay Redding went 2-4 while Molly Negrete went 3-3 with two RBIs.

For Elsasser it was the least hits she’s allowed in any of her 37 career starts. For the Mavericks it was their first one hit shutout since they beat Central Missouri 1-0 on May 6, 2011 in the MIAA Tournament.

In the second game of the day Allie Mathewson once again had a lead-off home run, this time in the top half of the first. Once again UNO made it 2-0 in the 1st and led 3-0 before UNC Wilmington got on the board in the 3rd. Omaha took a 5-1 lead in the 4th inning and added one more in the 6th en route to a 6-2 victory. Omaha was led by Campbell Ditto who went 2-4 with 2 RBIs as she hit both a triple and a homer.

Kat Barrow was on the mound for Omaha and while she wasn’t as fantastic as Elsasser she did have nine strikeouts and allowed just the two runs.

Omaha will be back in action early on Saturday as they take on Iona against at 8 AM and then Detroit at 10:30 AM. Both of those times Central. Detroit played twice on Friday losing to Iona 11-3 and to UNC Wilmington 8-0. If that is any indication UNO definitely looks good enough to win these games.

Current consecutive games with a hit for the Mavericks in 2013:
Allie Mathewson – 2
Lindsay Redding – 2
Campbell Ditto – 2
Molly Negrete – 2
Tara Trede – 2
Mara Eeman – 1

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