Baseball Wins Third Straight With 3-1 Victory
OMAHA, Neb. - The Creighton baseball team won its third straight game, this time defeating Louisiana Tech 3-1 at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The Jays and Bulldogs each had five hits, the Bluejays led by Chance Ross who finished 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Brandon Koenigstein picked up his first win of the season, going 2.0 innings on the mound without allowing a run. Reese McGraw then earned his second save in as many days, his third overall on the season.
The Bluejays improve to 9-6 on the season, stringing together their first three-game win streak of the season.
Creighton got on the board in the bottom of the third inning, and added a single tally in the fifth. In the third, Brad McKewon reached safely to lead off the inning on a catcher's interference. Ross then singled through the left side and Anthony Bemboom walked to load the bases. McKewon scored on a fielding error by the first baseman and Ross then scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Erik Mattingly.
Another Bulldog error led to the third run of the game for the Jays in the fifth inning, answering after La Tech scored their lone run in the top of the fourth. Jake Peter singled to lead off the inning, advancing to second on a Ross sacrifice bunt. Peter moved to third on a Bemboom ground out before Judkins reached first safely on an error by the first baseman, scoring Peter.
The Jays will now go back to their old stomping grounds for a three-game series with North Dakota. Creighton will take on the Fighting Sioux in a single game Friday with a 3:00 p.m. first pitch at the CU Sports Complex. A doubleheader, with the first pitch at noon on Saturday, will conclude the five game homestand for the Jays.
NOTES: Creighton again used the double-play ball to its advantage, turning a pair of double plays to get out of jams early in the game, helping the pitching staff to put up scoreless frames in the first three innings. Creighton also rolled a dp in the eighth to help out Kurt Spomer ... Chase Webb tied his career high with three strike outs ... Creighton threw seven pitchers on Wednesday, four of which also pitched in the win on Tuesday night.