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Becca Changstrom threw her first career no-hitter on Friday.
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Senior Becca Changstrom Hurls No-Hitter; Jays Win Two

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Creighton softball senior pitcher Becca Changstrom threw a no-hitter against Army in a 7-0 contest while freshman Kassidy Kingsley hurled a two-hitter to defeat Howard 8-0 in six her first career start at the Rebel Spring Games.

Changstrom’s no-hitter was the first by a Bluejay since Kylie Hovinga tossed one against Centenary on Feb. 25, 2011.

Creighton (13-10) pitchers allowed zero runs just two hits over 13 innings pitched. They also combined for 13 strikeouts on the day. Kingsley pitched a two-hit shutout against Howard (1-10). Later Changstrom held Army (5-9) without a hit.

On offense the Jays 18 total hits.

Freshman Jen Daro led CU with three against Howard including an inside-the-park home run to go along with two RBI. Seven CU players posted a hit versus the Bison.

CU sophomore Kelsey Allender led the Jays with two hits against Army. Junior Liz Dike a three-run homer in the top of the fourth to give the Jays a 5-0 lead.

The Bluejays conclude the Rebel Spring Games early Saturday morning against Albany and a rematch with South Dakota.

Creighton is in the midst of playing 12 games in a span of seven days. CU will play South Dakota twice, and one game apiece against Manhattan, UMass-Lowell, Bucknell, Indiana State, Utah Valley, Saint Peter’s, Siena, Howard, Army and Albany.

UPDATED Rebel Spring Games Results/Schedule (All times Central)

Sun.    March 9    Creighton 4, Manhattan 0
Sun.    March 9    Creighton 4, UMass-Lowell 3

Mon.    March 10    Creighton 1, South Dakota 0 
Mon.    March 10    Creighton 5, Bucknell 3

Tues.    March 11    Creighton 2, Indiana State 0 
Tues.    March 11    Utah Valley 4, Creighton 1

Thurs.    March 13   Creighton 1, Saint Peter’s 0  
Thurs.    March 13   Creighton 5, Siena 1 

Fri.    March 14    Creighton 8, Howard 0 (6)
Fri.    March 14    Creighton 7, Army 0  

Sat.    March 15    vs. Albany    Winter Haven, Fla.    8 am
Sat.    March 15    vs. South Dakota    Winter Haven, Fla.    10 am

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