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
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.