The Omaha baseball team played four home games last week, opening with a 1-0 loss to Air Force on Tuesday. Payton Kinney (0-1) took the loss but threw a season-long 5.0 innings in relief and limited the Falcons to one run on two hits and two walks with a season-high five strikeouts.

The Mavericks resumed league play on Friday, cruising to a 10-0 shutout of North Dakota State in seven innings. Corey Binger (3-4) hurled a complete-game two-hitter with no walks and three strikeouts. Nate Mallott (3-for-3, three RBI) and Marcus Ethen (3-for-3, one run, one RBI) each keyed three hits for the day, and Omaha finished with a season-high-tying 16 hits as a team.

On Saturday, NDSU shut out Omaha, 1-0. Adam Caniglia was 2-for-3 to lead the way at the plate.

The Bison then took the series finale on Sunday, 6-1. Grant Suponchick threw 4.0 innings of scoreless, hitless relief with two walks and three strikeouts. Ryan Cate was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and Sam Palensky was 1-for-3 and scored the Mavericks' only run.

Corey Binger was named Summit League Pitcher of the Week for the third time in his career on Monday.

The Omaha softball team dropped a three-game series to Western Illinois last weekend at Bowlin Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Mavericks fell 5-3 to the Leathernecks. Vicky Kinney led UNO at the plate with a double and a three-run home run.

In the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Mavericks lost 4-1 in eight innings. Kinney finished the day 1-for-3 with an RBI, while Nicole Warren went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Emma Dargy, Emily Klosterman, Lia Mancuso, Lizzie Noble and Kelly Pattison each had hits for Omaha.

UNO dropped its series finale to Western Illinois Sunday afternoon, 5-1. Pattison led the Mavericks offensively, finishing 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Warren went 1-for-3, while Kinney scored a run.


The Omaha men's golf team tied for 11th place at the Little Rock First Tee Classic last week in Little Rock, Ark. David Huxham led the Mavericks in scoring with a 54-hole total of 221, a career best. He finished in a tie for 18th in the field of 78 golfers.


The Omaha women's golf team finished 11th at the Little Rock/ASU Invitational in Maumelle, Ark. last week. Megan Vetrovsky led the Mavericks in scoring with a three-round score of 231 to finish in a tie for 20th in the field of 76 golfers.


The Omaha men’s tennis team went 1-1 in a pair of home Summit League matches last weekend. On Friday, UNO dropped a tough 4-3 decision to Oral Roberts. Razvan Grigorescu picked up a win at No. 1 singles (6-2, 7-5). Nathan Reekie and Louis-Jonas Heizlsperger each won exciting three-set matches. Reekie lost the first set, but rallied to defeat Jan Pehnec at No. 2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Heizlsperger claimed a 0-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory at No. 5.

UNO wrapped up the weekend with a 7-0 sweep of South Dakota State. In doubles action, Grigorescu and Colin Buckley started with a 6-3 victory at No. 1 doubles. John Ellis and Matt Dunn clinched the doubles point with a 7-5 win at No. 3. Heizlsperger earned a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles, and Ellis completed the sweep with a 7-6 (4), 6-4 victory at No. 6.


The Omaha women's tennis team recorded two home wins in Summit League play last week, beginning with a 6-1 victory over South Dakota State on Friday. In doubles play, Kylie Boyer/Kenzie Hill won at the No. 3 position, 6-2, and Emily Behling/Rylee Tucker triumphed 6-3 at No. 2. Omaha also won five singles matches: Janelle Wilson at No. 2 (6-0, 6-2), Boyer at No. 3 (6-0, 6-2), Tucker in the match-clincher at No. 4 (6-4, 6-1), Behling at No. 3 (6-4, 2-6, 6-1) and Michelle Lo at No. 1 (5-7, 6-4, 10-3).

The Mavericks closed the weekend with a 4-3 victory over Oral Roberts on Sunday. Boyer/Hill won their match at No. 3 and Tucker/Behling picked up another win at No. 2, both by identical scores of 6-3. Omaha capped the day with a trio of singles wins: Lo at No. 1 (6-0, 6-2), Tucker at No. 5 (7-6(5), 6-7(5) 6-3) to tie the match and Wilson at No. 2 (6-7(0), 7-4(4), 6-4) to clinch it.


The Omaha track & field team returned to action at the Emporia State Relays last Saturday. Stephanie Ahrens won the high jump with a leap of 5-08 1/2 that stands as the best mark in the Summit League this season. The Mavericks also had their share of personal bests including one from Renata Valquier-Chavez in her first outdoor 5,000 meter race. The freshman ran a time of 18:14.37 that ranks 10th best in school history.

Men's tennis photos by Shad Beam; softball photos by Mark Kuhlmann.


Monday, April 3

MGOLF at ASU Red Wolves Intercollegiate | 8am | Jonesboro, Ark.

Tuesday, April 4

MGOLF at ASU Red Wolves Intercollegiate | 8am | Jonesboro, Ark.

Wednesday, April 5

BSB vs. Nebraska | 6:35pm | Werner Park

Friday, April 7

WTEN at Western Illinois | Noon | Macomb, Ill.

BSB vs. Western Illinois | 4pm | Seymour Smith Park

Saturday, April 8

MTEN at IUPUI | 11am CT | Indianapolis, Ind.

SB at South Dakota (DH) | Noon/2:30pm | Vermillion, S.D.

BSB vs. Western Illinois | 2pm | Seymour Smith Park

Sunday, April 9

MTEN at Illinois State | 9am | Bloomington, Ind.

WTEN vs. Marquette | 11am | Koch Tennis Center

BSB vs. Western Illinois | Noon | Seymour Smith Park

SB at South Dakota | Noon | Vermillion, S.D.

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