Softball enforces mercy rule over Nebraska-Omaha in 10-2 victory



The team celebrates their victory over Drake. The Panthers have now won nine of their last 11 games.

DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor | [email protected]

A barrage of scoring from UNI resulted in a five-inning game with a final score of 10-2 against the University of Nebraska Omaha Durangos.

The weather was warm, but it looked very possible that a storm could appear at any moment. UNI accepted the challenge and put the game out of reach with a 7-0 lead by the end of the fourth inning.

After a scoreless first inning from both teams, Kennedy Bailey got things rolling as she singled towards centerfield to bring Caitlin Wnek in for the first RBI quick into the second inning.

Later in the second, Bailey Lange singled to centerfield that allowed Macey Wolfe and Courtney Krodinger to score for the 3-0 lead.

In the third inning, Krodinger approached the plate again and singled to centerfield and advanced to second off an error. The error also brought Wnek in again with the RBI.

By the fourth inning, the Panthers were up 6-0. Wnek advanced to second after another error by the Durango’s right fielder. Micalla Rettinger also scored off the error.

Alyssa Buchanan then singled to bringing Wnek home and ended the fourth with a 7-0 lead.

To begin the fifth inning, Wolfe and Lange hit homeruns over left field, giving Anna Varriano the RBI and the 10-0 lead.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Omaha’s Nicole Warren hit a homerun of her own over left field for the game-ending 10-2 score.

This season UNI has recorded three games where they have scored 10 runs. Their highest scoring game was at Bradley University with 16 points.

The Panthers are currently standing at a 13-6 MVC record and 35-14 record overall.

UNI will travel to Carbondale, IL on April 30 and May 1 to play a tripleheader against Southern Illinois.