The Omaha Mavericks triumphed over the #7 Missouri Tigers with a 3-1 victory in their NCAA Columbia Regional opener, driven by a pair of crucial home runs. This win advances Omaha’s season record to 42-13 and shows their prowess against Power 5 teams, now standing at 6-4. The Mavericks' solid defense and clutch performances extended the game to extra innings where a decisive home run sealed their win. Omaha is set to face Washington next in their regional bracket.

By the Numbers
  • Omaha 42-13 overall and 6-4 against Power 5 opponents
  • Kamryn Meyer pitched nine innings with six strikeouts and a season record of 26-4
  • Sydney Thomason: 1-3, one run, one RBI
  • Ava Rongisch: 1-4, one run, two RBIs
Yes, But

Despite Omaha's strong win, Missouri’s tight defense took the game to extra innings, showing that Omaha will face even tougher challenges ahead. The Mavericks need to maintain their stellar defensive play and capitalize on scoring opportunities to continue their success.

State of Play
  • Omaha's defense kept Missouri hitless until the third inning
  • The game went into extra innings tied at 1-1
  • Ava Rongisch's two-run homer in the ninth inning was the game-winning hit
What's Next

Omaha will play Washington on May 18 at 2 p.m. in their next NCAA Regional game. A win would further solidify their standing and enhance their prospects of advancing in the tournament.

Bottom Line

Omaha’s victory over a top-seeded team highlights their potential in the tournament, but their journey will require continuous high-level performance against formidable opponents like Washington.