FARGO — The North Dakota State softball team split their doubleheader against the Omaha Mavericks Saturday afternoon, April 24.

NDSU claimed a 3-1 win in the first game of the twin-bill behind a stellar pitching performance from Lainey Lyle, who surrendered only two hits while striking out seven.

The Bison countered Omaha's second-inning run with a pair of their own in the home half of the frame. Madyson Camacho added a run-scoring single in the fourth inning to provide the final margin.

Both Camacho and Montana DeCamp had two hits in the opening contest.

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The Mavericks turned the table in the second game, using a three-run sixth inning to hand the Bison a 5-3 loss.

Omaha took an early two-run lead off a Diana Murtha double. While the Bison cut the deficit in half, Omaha used run-scoring singles from both Taylor Johnson and Emily Klosterman to go up 5-1.

NDSU would add runs in both the sixth and seven innings but could not complete the comeback.

The Bison moved to 13-22 overall and 8-6 in the Summit League. The two teams will play another doubleheader Sunday, April 25.