May 3, 2014
Game 1 Box score
Game 2 Box score
OMAHA, Neb. -
The Providence College softball team lost two games of a double header against Creighton on Saturday afternoon. Providence dropped the first game, 9-6 and fell in the second game, 2-0.
In the first game, Providence (6-28, 4-14) struck first in scoring when junior Shanelle Harrell (Irvine, Calif.) homered to right field in the top of the second to give PC a 1-0 lead. The following inning the Friars tallied another run when sophomore Danielle Deraney (Shrewsbury, Mass.) singled through the right side bring in sophomore Kiki Baldassari (Denville, N.J.). Creighton (28-23, 9-10) responded in the bottom of the third with four runs on three hits to take a 4-2 lead.
The Friars retaliated in the top of the fourth scoring two runs to knot the score at 4. Baldassari hit a double down the left field line that brought around Harrell and junior Kelsi Luttrell (Mission Viejo, Calif.). Creighton again scored in the bottom of the inning with three runs on three hits to take a 7-4 advantage.
Providence battled back to score two runs (7-6) in the fifth when Harrell doubled to left field to score freshman McKall Miller (Ashburn, Va.) and Deraney.
Creighton score two runs on four hits to bring its lead to three (9-3).
Freshman Taylor Huntly (Las Vegas, Nev.) pitched in the loss while Becca Changstrom picked up the win for CU. Mac Millspaugh recorded the save for the Bluejays.
In game two, Creighton scored one run in the bottom of the first off of three hits to go up 1-0. The Bluejays added another run with a solo home run in the fifth, to bring the score to its final of 2-0.
Huntly was on the mound for the loss and Alexis Cantu earned the win for Creighton.
The Friars will play Creighton again tomorrow in a single game, starting at noon.