Servais Gets Win No. 250, as Jays Top Seattle, 3-1
OMAHA, Neb. - 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.
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.