March 11, 2006
Eagles finish Florida trip with split
KISSIMMEE, Fla.—The University of Southern Indiana softball team finished the Division II Rebel Spring Games with a split Saturday. The Screaming Eagles fell, 1-0, in nine innings to the University of Nebraska-Omaha, before besting the University of Minnesota-Duluth, 7-3, in nine innings.
USI (11-8) finished the Rebel Spring Games with an 8-2 record and has won 11 of 14 since starting the season with a 0-5 mark.
The Eagles open GLVC play next Saturday when they travel to the University of Indianapolis for an 11 a.m. (CST) doubleheader. USI will visit Saint Joseph's College the following day for a noon doubleheader.
Nebraska-Omaha (8-3) 1, Southern Indiana 0 Box Score
It took nine innings and the international tie-breaker—during preseason tournament play and in extra innings, the team batting starts the inning with a runner on second base—for Nebraska-Omaha to get the better of USI.
Neither team could get anything going offensively, but the Mavericks took advantage of the international tie-breaker and an error to push the contests only run across the plate in the ninth inning.