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Feb. 28, 2014

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TULSA, Okla. - Senior Aimee Creger pitched and no-hitter a set a single game school record with 17 strikeouts, pacing No. 21 Tulsa in a 3-0 Game 1 win over Creighton Friday afternoon at the Collins Family Softball Complex.

Creger (7-0) walked just one batter, and strung together strikeout streaks of six and seven consecutive batters during the contest. The four remaining outs in the game were fly or pop outs. All of the scoring for the Golden Hurricane (14-2) occurred in the fifth inning - second baseman Shelby Blanton drove home two runs with a triple, and Kaitlin Allen added an RBI single.

Alexis Cantu (2-2) struck out seven in the complete-game loss for the Bluejays (4-7).

The Hurricane totaled nine hits in the game, five of which came in the fifth frame. Right fielder Haley Henshaw hit a one-out single down the left field line and shortstop Jill Barrett singled back to the pitcher, before Blanton grounded a triple through the infield to plate both baserunners. Allen, who pinch-hit for Jill Roye in the fourth, then singled through the left side, scoring Blanton to make the score 3-0.

Center fielder Cierra Hughes and left fielder Erica Sampson each tallied two singles - Hughes in the second and fourth, and Sampson in the first and fourth innings. TU put runners on second and third with two out in the fourth, but a groundout ended the inning.

Creger now owns all three major Tulsa strikeout records - single game, season and career. She set the single season record with 286 strikeouts in 2013, and now has 813 strikeouts in her career.

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Tulsa 3, Creighton 0 (Feb 28, 2014 at Tulsa, Okla.) (Game 1)
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Creighton........... 000 000 0 -  0  0  0      (4-7)
Tulsa............... 000 030 X -  3  9  0      (14-2)
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Pitchers: Creighton - Cantu, Alexis and Lingl, Bri. Tulsa - Creger, Aimee and Horner, Catherine
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Win-CREGER, Aimee(7-0)  Loss-Cantu, Alexis(2-2)  T-1:16  A-238
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