OMAHA, Neb. - Creighton senior Mike Gerber earned Creighton's Baseball's first BIG EAST Player of the Week award on Tuesday, March 11 for the week of March 3-9.
The Bluejays played two games during the week, taking both meetings with Arkansas State. erber accounted for both of the eventual game-winning RBI as the Bluejays took the first two games of a three-game set at Arkansas State on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9. Gerber knocked an RBI single during Creighton’s four-run third inning in Saturday’s 7-3 victory and drove in four more in Sunday’s 5-4 win.
On Sunday, he provided the difference with a two-out, two-run home run to right center to put the Bluejays up for good, then drove in two more with an RBI double in the eighth for insurance.
Gerber was 4-for-9 in the two contests, including a double and a home run. Gerber accounted for five of Creighton's 12 runs in the two games and also scored two more.
The Bluejays and Gerber open their 2014 home schedule on Friday, March 14 as Creighton hosts South Dakota State in the first of a three-game series at 6:30 pm.