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Softball falls to Providence in regular season finale, earns No. 3 seed in BIG EAST tournament

OMAHA, Neb. – The Creighton softball team saw its eight-game winning streak snapped with a 2-0 loss to Providence on Sunday afternoon in the regular season finale at the CU Sports Complex.

The loss drops the Bluejays to 33-20 on the year and 16-8 in BIG EAST play, claiming third place in the upcoming BIG EAST tournament, while Providence finished their season with an overall record of 22-23 -1.

Bluejay starting pitcher Natalia Puchino allowed just four hits, two earned runs and struck out five in the complete-game loss, dropping her overall record to 24-6.

At the plate, Creighton recorded four hits and three walks, but left seven runners on base, including four runners in scoring position.

Providence scored the only two runs of the game in the top of the first inning when Jacque Harrington blasted a two-run home run to left to give the Friars a 2-0 lead.

The Bluejays put pressure on Providence starter Alyssa Twomey throughout the game as Creighton put runners on second during the first, fourth, fifth and sixth innings, but ultimately was unable to advance any runs and recorded a 2- suffered 0 defeats.

Seniors Elly Beeson, Jena Lawrence, Alyssa Gappa, Emma Rosonke, Madeline Vejvoda And Cayla Nielsen Sunday all played their last home game as Bluejays.

Qualifying for the BIG EAST Tournament for the third time since joining the conference prior to the 2014 season. The third-seeded Bluejays will face sixth-seeded Butler on Wednesday, May 8 at 2:00 PM CT in Providence, RI