Published Friday, March 1, 2013 AT 12:03 AM / Updated at 1:12 AM
Creighton softball heading to Texas tournament
Marjie Ducey Omaha World-Herald

The Creighton softball team heads to Dallas on Friday for a tournament.

The Bluejays (5-4) open against host Texas-Arlington at 3 p.m. Friday followed by a 7 p.m. game with Lamar.

On Saturday, Creighton faces No. 21 Tulsa at 11 a.m. to complete the tournament’s round-robin portion. The four teams will then be seeded to set up semifinal contests at 3 or 5 p.m. The Jays conclude the tourney Sunday with either a 10 a.m. or noon matchup.

The Bluejays went 3-1 at the Central Arkansas Tournament last weekend, outscoring their opponents 35-16.

Senior Amy Baker was a big part of that offensive output, hitting .727 (8 for 11). With three home runs, she’s bumped her career total to 46, four shy of tying Creighton’s all-time record and six short of the Missouri Valley all-time mark.

Creighton ranks third in the Valley with a .303 batting average. The Jays’ .483 slugging percentage leads the MVC.

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Marjie Ducey covers state colleges, women's sports, high schools, select sports, outdoors, holes in one, soccer, running and any other type of interesting story. She also puts out the metro edition and does some updating on Omaha.com.