Despite allowing three runs in the top of the final inning, Creighton softball topped South Dakota Wednesday afternoon with a 6-4 victory.

The win followed a week break after a canceled series against Georgetown.

Sophomore utility player Sam Alm led her team with two hits in four at bats.

Alm and six additional Bluejays added to the team’s eight hits in the contest.

Freshman Jena Lawrence was awarded the win after pitching three innings. It was her third win on the season.

Sophomore Mikayla Santa Cruz and senior Parker Boyd also stepped on the mound on the day.

A three-run second inning gave the Jays the edge for the contest. Alm scored on a fielder’s choice, and with two outs in the bottom of the inning, freshman outfielder Cayla Nielsen and freshman infielder Madeline Vejvoda each passed home plate to lift the Bluejays to a 3-1 lead heading into the third.

With two runs in the fourth and a security run at the end of the sixth from sophomore pitcher Kate Mullally, the Jays never lost their lead.

After allowing a home run in the top of the seventh, the Bluejay fielders allowed two more runs before sealing the final outs of the contest to secure the victory at a final score of 6-4.

South Dakota played four pitchers in their six innings on the mound.

The win moves the Bluejays to 14-12 overall with just four games left in the regular season.

Creighton now heads to Brookings, South Dakota, for two games against South Dakota State.

The Jays finish their Big East season against Butler with a three-game series May 8-9.

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