Published Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 12:01 am / Updated at 11:21 pm
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Mavs take two at JSU Tournament

JACKSON, Miss. — UNO picked up its 10th and 11th wins of the season Saturday, beating Evansville and Jackson State at the latter’s home tournament.

In the first game, the Mavericks used a quick 2-0 bottom of the first inning lead to defeat Evansville 6-5.

Amber Lutmer and Molly Negrete each delivered RBI singles in their first at bats.

The Purple Aces responded in the second inning, scoring two runs on freshman UNO pitcher Kayla Wyatt to tie the game 2-2.

Tonya Peterson slammed her first career home run in the bottom of the second to again put the Mavs on top. Allie Mathewson then drove in Tara Trede — who tied the single-game school record with three stolen bases against Evansville — with an RBI single to make it 4-2.

After the Purple Aces again tied the score, Ashton Hughes replaced Wyatt on the mound and pitched her way to the win as Lindsay Redding and Lutmer put runners across the plate in the bottom of the fourth.

Hughes did surrender a run in the sixth inning before Dana Elsasser came in for the save.

In the second game, the Mavs defeated host Jackson State 5-0.

Elsasser pitched a complete-game two-hitter for the win. She is now 7-1 with a 0.64 ERA.

Freshman Campbell Ditto got her third home run of the season in the first inning.

UNO has a doubleheader Sunday morning again against Evansville starting at 10 a.m.

Evansville (0-6).......................022 001 0—5    8 3
Omaha (10-1)........................220 200 X—6 10 2
W: Hughes. L: Moore. S: Elsasser. 2B: E, Dellorto. HR: E, O’Conner. UNO, Peterson.

UNO (11-1).................................101 000 3—5 8 1
Jackson State (4-11)...................000 000 0—0 2 0
W: Elsasser. L: Warren. 2B: UNO, Mathewson, Negrete, Eeman. HR: Ditto.

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