Weekend Softball: NU, CU Post Shutout Wins

Nebraksa Tops Baylor
In a battle of two of the top pitchers in the Big 12 Conference, Husker ace Molly Hill out-dueled Baylor’s Whitney Canion in the Nebraska softball team’s 1-0 victory over the Lady Bears on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Getterman Stadium.
After allowing a career-high 14 hits in a 10-inning loss on Saturday, Hill tossed a three-hit shutout against Baylor on Sunday. Each of the hits Hill allowed was a single, including one infield single. With the win, Hill improved to 20-9 on the season, joining Canion as two of the Big 12’s three 20-game winners this season.
With the win, Nebraska evened its Big 12 record at 7-7 while improving to 30-13 overall. Baylor fell to 33-17 with the loss and the Lady Bears dropped to 9-5 in conference play.
Bluejays Shut Out SIU
Creighton used a pair of Southern Illinois errors to help it score three runs in the fifth inning in a 3-0 win over the 24th-ranked Salukis Sunday afternoon at the CU Sports Complex. The softball team won two of three games from its nationally-ranked foes this weekend with a pair of Tara Oltman shutouts. The first-place Bluejays improved to 26-12 on the season and 14-4 in Missouri Valley Conference play, dropping the Salukis to 26-10 overall and 10-5 in The Valley.