KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Creighton softball senior Amy Baker etched her name
atop the program's all-time record books for a second straight day after her
solo homer tied the Bluejays' career home run mark of 50 and increased her RBI
career total to 147, good for sole possession of the CU record.
home run was the only Creighton (14-8) run of the game in a 3-1 loss to Robert
Morris (9-6) at the Rebel Spring Games Wednesday. In the Jays' second game of
the day sophomore Bri Lingl smashed two home runs, a three-run shot and solo
homer, to collect all four RBI in CU's 4-0 victory over Army (5-8).
run by Baker increased her career total to 50 - tying assistant coach Renae
Sinkler's program record set in 2010. The Omaha native is also just two home
runs shy of the all-time Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) record of 52 set by
Illinois State's Abby Olson in 2011.
established a new career RBI Creighton record at 147 after the homer moving
ahead of Sinkler atop the runs batted in list. She also ranks in third on the
all-time MVC RBI career list just 10 shy of the record of 157 held by Illinois
State's Heather Stella since 1999.
off of the bat of Baker pushed her season home run total to nine this year, already
surpassing her haul of eight from last season.
accounted for all of the runs in Creighton's doubleheader. Robert Morris hit a
three-run shot before Baker's solo effort to cap a 3-1 win in game one. Lingl's
pair of homers gave the Bluejays their 4-0 margin of victory over Army.
offense Baker led the Jays with three hits, including two doubles off the fence
that were close to going out. Lingl and sophomore Liz Dike also connected on a
pair of hits. In the circle, CU pitchers combined for 20 strikeouts in a pair
of complete games.
three scoreless innings Changstrom racked up eight strikeouts including seven
in a row. But the Colonials' bats got hot in the fourth inning. With two on and
no outs Robert Morris notched a three-run homer to go up 3-0 before the Jays
got out of the inning.
bottom of the frame, Baker posted her record-setting homer to account for the
took the loss in the game to fall to 9-4 despite striking out a season-high 12 batters
and not allowing a walk.
junior Alexis Cantu earned the starting nod for game two in the circle.
scoreless innings, the Bluejays opened the scoring in game two. Dike singled
down the left field line and Baker followed with a double to the same direction
to put runners on second and third with one out. Lingl came up two batters
later to produce a three-run homer and give the Jays a 3-0 lead.
team scored again until the sixth when Lingl opened the inning with a solo
homer over the left field fence to yield the final score.
earned the complete-game win to move to 4-3 this season. She gave up just five
hits to the Black Knights and struck out eight batters while allowing two free
Creighton now prepares for its MVC season-opening series this weekend at
Evansville. The Bluejays battle the Purple Aces in a Saturday doubleheader
beginning at noon CT before closing out the series on Sunday at noon.
SB: Providence at Creighton (5/3/14)
SB: DePaul at Creighton (4/18/14)
Creighton meets Villanova in a 16 inning thriller on the softball diamond.