Andrew Richardson (1-4) suffered the loss, going six innings
and allowing six runs, four of which were earned, on nine Bluejay hits.
The Jays (25-22) took an early lead with two runs in the
first, as they would go on to chip away at the Privateers (12-38) with runs in
every inning from the fourth frame on.
The Jays started with two unearned runs in the first to take
an early lead. Robbie Knight reached on a throwing error by third baseman Kevin
Berry. Soto followed with a single as both runners moved up on a Trever Adams
bunt. Roemmich brought in the first run with a sac fly to deep left, and Jimmy Swift
brought in Soto with a double to the left-center gap.
came back in the second, as Nolan Church launched his fourth home run of the
year to left to make it a 2-1 ball game. It was the lone highlight of the game,
as the Privateers were held to three hit son the game.
The Jays got the run back in the third, as Swift posted a
single and stole second to start the frame. Ian Dike's grounder two batters
later found its way through the right side to push the Bluejay lead back to two
Creighton expanded its lead with another big Roemmich hit in
the fifth. The lefty belted his seventh home run of the year, a screaming
two-run shot down the right field line, to make it a 5-1 Bluejay lead.
The Jays tacked on another run in the sixth, as Dike legged
out a triple off the center field wall to start the frame. Staehely came up
with a productive out next, as his groundout to short scored Dike to make it a
A Thornburg RBI-single in the seventh made it a seven-run
Creighton lead, before the Jays capped the scoring with three runs in the
eighth. Soto doubled in two runs in the eighth and scored on a wild pitch for
the final 10-1 margin.
The Jays and Privateers will play game two of the
doubleheader at approximately 3:45 today at the CU Sports Complex.
sacrifice fly in the first marked his 100th career RBI ... His home
run was also the 20th of his career ... Dike's triple in the sixth was
the first of his career.