Softball: Mavs look to stay hot against struggling Jackrabbits

UNO will have a chance to build on its two-game winning streak when it travels to South Dakota State. The teams play a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Friday with a single game at noon Saturday.

SDSU has struggled to a 7-26 record, 2-10 in the Summit League. Two Nebraskans are in the starting lineup. Catcher KayCee Miller of Papillion-La Vista is hitting .294. Lincoln North Star outfielder Emily Weber is hitting .209.

The Mavericks are 23-15 and 4-5 in the league.…

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Softball: UNO at Iowa State

When: 4 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Southwest Athletic Complex, Ames, Iowa

Scouting UNO: Amber Lutmer leads the Summit League and is tied for 11th nationally with 14 home runs. She has a team-high 38 RBIs and is second with a .343 batting average. Allie Mathewson is hitting a team-best .354 to go with her eight homers, 32 runs and 22 RBIs. She has nine doubles and two triples for a team-high 19 extra-base hits. Mathewson’s career .706 slugging percentage entering the week is 26th among active DI players. Sydney Hames is hitting .325 with one homer, eight doubles and 24 RBIs. Campbell Ditto hits .304 with 10 homers, 30 RBIs and 29 runs. Dana Elsasser is 18-7 with a 2.08 ERA. Her 18 victories are tied …

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UNO’s Spenner, Miller earn weekly Summit League honors

UNO track athlete Sami Spenner and women’s tennis player Hylan Miller received Summit League player of the week honors, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Spenner was named the league’s outdoor track and field athlete of the week after breaking her own school record in the triple jump Saturday. The senior finished second with a wind-legal jump of 41 feet, 10-½ inches, topping her old record by more than a foot.

The award is Spenner’s second outdoor track and field athlete of the week honor of her career and her first this season.

Miller, a freshman on the Mav tennis team, won all three of her singles and doubles matches during the week of April 8 to 14. Miller’s weekly honor was the first of the …

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UNO’s doubleheader with North Dakota State canceled

The UNO baseball team’s Sunday doubleheader at North Dakota State has been canceled due to cold weather conditions in Fargo, it was announced Sunday afternoon.

The two games were originally scheduled as non-conference contests. In league play on Saturday, Omaha swept a doubleheader from the Bison with two shutouts, 2-0 in 10 innings and 10-0 in seven innings.

The Mavericks are 16-12 (5-3 Summit League) on the season and return to action on Wednesday against Nebraska at Haymarket Park at 6:35 p.m.…

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Baseball: UNO at North Dakota State

When: 1 p.m. doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday
Where: Newman Outdoor Field, Fargo, N.D.

Probable pitchers: UNO, RH Tyler Fox (4-1, 3.02 ERA), LH Steven Schoonover (0-1, 1.38), RH Marcus Ethen (3-1, 3.57), LH Cole Volkers (2-1, 3.07). NDSU, RH David Ernst (2-2, 2.77), LH Trent Keefer (3-3, 3.99), TBA, TBA.

Scouting UNO (14-12, 3-3): The Mavericks dropped three of four league games at home last weekend to fall into third place in the five-team Summit. … Daniel Jewett became the fourth Mav to earn Summit player of the week honors after going 10 for 19 with six RBIs, and he leads the team with a .400 batting average. … Alex Schultz (pictured above), batting .341, extended his streak of reaching base safely to 25 games. …

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Softball: Nebraska vs. UNO, Northern Iowa

5 p.m. Tuesday vs. UNO
5 p.m. Wednesday vs. Northern Iowa

Nebraska scouting report: The Huskers (26-12, 5-4 Big Ten) have two nonconference games this week before a three-game home series against Iowa. Including the April 18-20 series with Ohio State, this eight-game homestand will be the longest of the season for Nebraska. … Third baseman MJ Knighten was named the co-Big Ten Conference freshman of the week Monday. She hit safely in all four of her games last week to extend her career-best hitting streak to eight games. Knighten was 1 for 3 against Creighton and 6 for 10 in three games against Illinois. … Sophomore shortstop Alicia Armstrong tied a school and NCAA record with three doubles in one game. The Beatrice graduate …

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Baseball: IPFW, Western Illinois at UNO

When: Noon doubleheaders, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Ballpark at Boys Town

Scouting Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne (10-16, 2-0): Kristian Gayday leads the Summit League in batting average (.404) and homers (nine), and also ranks fourth with 19 RBIs. … Ryan Wells (1-0, 4.02 ERA) and Dane Davis (1-2, 6.95) will start for IPFW in Saturday’s noon doubleheader. … Wells is third in the Summit with 30 strikeouts. … Brandon Soat is second in the Summit with a .397 average, and Greg Kaiser is fifth at .365. … Carter DeBoe leads the Summit with 27 RBIs, while Kaiser is second with 24. Kaiser’s six homers are tied for second. … Gayday, Kaiser and Soat are all Fort Wayne products. … The Mastadons lead the Summit with a .295 …

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Baseball: Creighton vs. UNO

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Werner Park

Probable starters: CU RHP Tommy Strunc (0-2, 16.20 ERA) vs. LHP Steven Schoonover (0-0, 1.50 ERA)

Scouting Creighton: The Bluejays (12-10-1) are on a three-game skid and have lost four of five, having been outscored 33-12 during that span. … Creighton is hitting .241 as a team, and coach Ed Servais said after Monday’s 3-1 loss to UNLV that he expects to juggle the lineup, perhaps turning to some players who haven’t gotten much playing time this season in an attempt to find a spark for the offense. … First baseman Reagan Fowler leads the team with a .298 average, while Mike Gerber has a team-high five homers and 21 RBIs, but his .255 average is almost 80 …

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Softball: Mavericks’ doubleheader with UMKC canceled

UNO’s home softball doubleheader Tuesday against Kansas City has been canceled because of UMKC’s delayed travel home following a weekend series at Grand Canyon in Phoenix.

The Kangaroos played an 11-inning game at Grand Canyon on Saturday and were unable to make their flight back to Kansas City. UMKC was not able to find a flight out of Phoenix in time to return home and get to Omaha for Tuesday’s games.…

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Baseball: Kansas State at UNO

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Werner Park

Scouting Kansas State (17-10): Center fielder Ross Kivett hit .588 (10 for 17) with three doubles, a triple, a homer and seven RBIs in four games last week to earn Big 12 player of the week. He hit for the cycle against Nebraska, then went 6 for 12 against Creighton. For the season he’s hitting .376 with 21 RBIs in 27 games. … Freshman Nate Griep of Millard West was named the Big 12’s newcomer of the week the previous week, then helped the Wildcats to a series win over Creighton with an 8-2 win Sunday, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out five in seven innings. … RJ Santigate is hitting a team-best .380. … …

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