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Jays Baseball Off to Utah to Face BYU
Courtesy: David Schofield

Jays Baseball Off to Utah to Face BYU

OMAHA, Neb. - The Creighton Baseball team is on their way to St. George, Utah to begin a three-game series with the BYU Cougars.  The two squads play a doubleheader on Friday, March 1 at 12 p.m. (CT).

Last Time Out:
Creighton smashed a combined 45 hits, including 39 singles as the Jays swept a three-game series from Dallas Baptist in Dallas last weekend.  Creighton won all three contests in comeback fashion as the Bluejays scored 24 of their 29 runs in the sixth inning or later. 

This Week:
After cancelling play in the Lamar Tournament last weekend due to travel and weather related issues, the Creighton baseball team has seen its three game series at BYU moved from Provo, Utah four hours south to St. George, Utah due to weather complications.

Originally scheduled to face the Cougars once on Friday, March 1 and twice in a doubleheader on March 2.  The Jays will now play BYU at Dixie State College of Utah in a doubleheader on Friday, March 1 beginning at 12 p.m. (CT) and complete the series on Saturday, March 2 at 11:30 a.m. (CT) The switch in game times is in part due to a lack of lights at the Dixie State College field.

Jays vs. BYU:
Creighton has a 2-1 series record with BYU, with all three meetings coming over the past two seasons in Omaha.  The Jays downed the Cougars 2-0 last year on March 13 and split two games in 2011.  Creighton took the opening game in 2011, 6-5 on March 21, then dropped game two, 11-4 on March 22.

Free Internet Audio Broadcast, Live Stats & Twitter:
Creighton baseball can be heard on the internet all weekend free of charge, with Yano Mangiameli calling the action via Teamline with a link on the website.   Also follow live stats at and updates via Twitter @gocreighton and @cu_baseball.

What’s Next?
Following the three-game series with BYU, Creighton will head for Clarksville, Tenn. to play in Riverview Inn Classic hosted by Austin Peay.  The Bluejays open the tournament with Arkansas-Little Rock on March 8 (12 p.m.), then face Austin Peay on March 9 (3:30 p.m.) and close out the tournament against Milwaukee on March 10 (11 a.m.).

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