Baseball Begins Three-Game Set with Minnesota in Fort Myers, Florida
OMAHA, Neb. - The Creighton baseball team begins a three-game series with Minnesota in Fort Myers, Florida on Friday, Feb. 21 at noon.
The weekend series against Minnesota will offer live stats on www.gocreighton.com.
The direct link for all three games is:
Creighton opened 2014 on the wrong side of a three-game sweep at Arkansas-Little Rock. The Bluejays scored just six runs in the three contests.
Creighton battles Minnesota in a three-game set in Fort Myers, Florida. The games will be played at Hammond Stadium, the home of the Fort Myers Miracle, the Class A affiliate of the
Creighton remains on the road, next heading to Charlotte, N.C. to battle UNC-Charlotte on Feb. 28 - March 2.
Bluejays vs. Minnesota Series
Creighton and Minnesota have met 37 times previously, with the Golden Gophers holding the series edge, 19-18. Minnesota controlled the series through the 70s, winning 11 of the first 12 meetings. Creighton, however, has gained the upper hand of late with nine straight wins over the Golden Gophers. The last meeting came in 2010 as the Bluejays posted a 6-4 win in the Metrodome Tournament on March 13.
Minnesota Head Coach: John Anderson
Scouting the Golden Gophers (2014: 3-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
Minnesota swept its opening series from Northern Illinois last weekend in
Minnesota took the season opener, 3-2 in 10-innings. The momentum of the first win carried the Golden Gophers to a 6-4 win in game two, then an 11-5 win on Feb. 16 to earn the series sweep.
The Golden Gophers are led by their starting rotation. The Friday starter, Alex Crawford, and Minnesota’s Sunday starter, Ben Meyer, were listed as Big Ten players to watch this season.
Servais Knows How to Fix a Bad Start:
Since Ed Servais took over the Bluejays helm in 2004, Creighton has opened the season 0-3 on two other occasions (2006 & 2009).
In 2006 the Bluejays dropped two games at Arkansas-Little Rock and a third contest to Illinois-Chicago before winning their next 15 games. Creighton went on to finish the 2006 season, 31-21.
In 2009 the Bluejays dropped their first six contests and got off to a 1-9 start, but Creighton closed the year with a 31-25 mark.