ARLINGTON, Texas - Five different Bluejays posted
multiple hits, as Trever Adams and Carson Vitale both recorded four en route to
an 11-5 victory over UT-Arlington, Wednesday evening at Clay Gould Ballpark.
Adams and Vitale both
posted two doubles on the evening, as Adams
recorded four RBI and Vitale scored three runs.
Mark Winkelman threw a
perfect 1.1 innings, striking out two to pick up the first win of his career.
Creighton (6-3) scored in
four of the first five innings to jump out to a 9-1 lead over the Mavericks
(4-8) they would not relinquish.
That early spurt was
highlighted by a three-run first inning, and capped with a four-run fifth
The game-opening rally
started with a one-out walk issued to Elliot Soto. Adams
followed with his first double of the game, a shot that fell in left-center,
and scored Soto from first to give the Jays a 1-0 lead. Roemmich came up next,
belting an opposite-field home run to left to put the Jays up 3-0.
Robbie Knight's sac fly and
Adams's RBI-single in the second put CU up
5-0, and Staehely knocked in a run with a single in the third to make it a 6-0
The Jays sent all nine men
to the plate in the fifth to effectively put the game away. Thornburg led off
the inning with his first long ball of the year on a 1-2 pitch. After a
pitching change and a Dike groundout, Vitale walked and Staehely singled.
Knight then drove in his second run of the game with a single to right. Adams then capped the inning with his second RBI-double
of the game, scoring Knight and Staehely.
Soto posted an RBI single
in the eighth to cap the Bluejay scoring. The Maverick offense briefly came to
life with a three-run ninth, but Bobby Lackovic came on to shut the door,
retiring three of the four hitters he faced.
Sam Hansen suffered the
loss for UTA, lasting just 2.0 innings and allowing five earned runs on six
Creighton will be back in
action on Friday in Minneapolis
at the Metrodome Tournament. The Jays will play South Dakota State
on Friday to open the tourney. Saturday's opponent will be Minnesota, followed by a get-away day
match-up with Harvard on Sunday.
NOTES: Knight extended his consecutive
starts mark to 104 and games played streak in at 151 ... The senior also posted
straight game (51 of last 52 games) ... The Jays moved to 10-16 in games played
in Texas under head coach Ed Servais ... The Jays moved ahead in the all-time
series with UTA, with a 3-2 mark ... Staehely's RBI in the third was the first
of his young career. It was also his first career multi-hit game ... Vitale
posted his first multi-double game ... Thornburg's home run was
the sixth of his career and tied him for second among active Jays despite being
a sophomore. He is behind Roemmich with 14 and tied with Knight ... The game
marked the fourth time this season the Jays have had double-digit runs and hits
... Gage Daniels made his first appearance as a Bluejay in the ninth inning.