- T.J. Roemmich's
two RBI-singles and Ty Blach's solid outing gave Bluejays head coach Ed Servais
his 250 CU win, as the Jays topped Seattle,
3-1 Saturday afternoon at the CU Sports Complex.
Roemmich posted a season-high
three hits, going 3-for-4 with the two RBI. Blach (3-3) went seven strong
innings for CU, striking out six and allowing a single earned run on four Seattle hits.
Ian Dike added a solo homer
in the seventh to cement the Creighton victory, while Mark Winkelman pitched a
perfect ninth for his second save of the season.
Jimmy Swift also had two
hits for the Bluejays (23-21), and scored on both of Roemmich's singles. Five
different players had one hit for Seattle
(9-35), as Brandon Kizer (1-5) took the loss for the Redhawks.
The Jays took the lead
quickly in the first inning as Roemmich posted the first of his run-scoring
hits. Swift doubled to left with one out, and Roemmich brought him home two
batters later with a single to center to make it 1-0 CU.
Seattle came back to tie in
the third, as Doug Buser singled home Josh Kutz, but that was all they could
muster off Blach, who held the Redhawks scoreless from that point on.
Roemmich clinched the
victory in the sixth, bringing in Swift for the second time on the day. Swift
singled to start the frame, stole second and moved to third on a Trever Adams
deep fly to center. Roemmich then poked a ball through the left side to put the
Jays up for good, before Dike homered in the seventh off Kizer.
Creighton and Seattle will
conclude their series tomorrow at the CU Sports Complex. First pitch is
scheduled for noon.
NOTES: Robbie Knight made his first start
since April 2 and first appearance since April 20 when he was penciled in as
Creighton's starting centerfielder ... Elliot Soto did not start for the first
time in 103 games. The last time Soto was not in the starting lineup was May
17, 2008 against Louisiana-Monroe at the CU Sports Complex ... Swift's start
was also the first of his career at short.