Baseball Explodes for 29 Combined Runs in Sweep of Georgetown
OMAHA, Neb. -- Sophomore Reagan Fowler drove in eight and went 7-for-8 with six runs scored to pace Creighton Baseball to a doubleheader sweep of visiting Georgetown on Saturday, winning by scores of 13-4 and 16-5 on Saturday, April 12.
With the wins, Creighton improves to 18-11-1 this season and is a perfect 3-0 after its first BIG EAST Conference series in program history. Georgetown is now 12-20 overall and winless in six BIG EAST games.
Creighton pounded out 28 hits in the doubleheader win, including 11 for extra bases. The Bluejays had six doubles in the opener before adding two doubles, a triple and two homers in the nightcap.
GAME 1: Creighton 13, Georgetown 4
Fowler set the tone for the day in the first inning of the opener, slicing a two-run into left field. Creighton added a run in the second on a sacrifice fly by senior Jerry Mitchell and put the game away in the fifth with four more runs.
With runners at second and third and one down in the fourth, Georgetown intentionally walked senior Mike Gerber to bring Fowler to the plate. The Bluejay first baseman made the Hoyas pay with a three-run double to right-center to push Creighton up 7-1.
Creighton tacked on two runs in the seventh and four more in the eighth. Starting pitcher Taylor Elman moved to 2-3 on the season, tossing a career-high seven innings for the win.
GAME 2: Creighton 16, Georgetown 5
The second game of the twinbill featured the first inside-the-park home run in TD Ameritrade Park Omaha history, a shot to centerfield by sophomore Ryan Fitzgerald that eluded the glove of a diving Beau Holland and rolled all the way to the wall.
Fowler opened game two just as he had in the first contest, driving home two in the first inning. This time Fowler blasted a triple to right-center then came in to score on an RBI single from Brett Murray.
Creighton added a run in the second and two more in the third, but Georgetown closed to within a run with three in the third and two more in the top of the sixth.
The Bluejays salted the game away, however, with seven runs in the bottom of the sixth including Fitzgerald's blast which capped the inning to give Creighton a 13-5 edge.
Senior Ben Lahn added a three-run home run in the seventh for good measure as Creighton's 16 runs and 16 hits in the second game tied a pair of park records for runs in a single contest, while its six hit batsmen established a new mark as well.
Sophomore Will Bamesberger earned the win in the second game with 1.1 innings of scoreless relief to move to 2-0 on the season.
The Bluejays return to action on Thursday, April 17 as Creighton faces Villanova in its first BIG EAST game on the road at 2:15 pm (CT).