he Creighton baseball team is now 15- 17 after splitting a weekend series with South Dakota State.
The Bluejays were able to battle back on Sunday at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha to get a 6-5 win after falling in the game on Friday. The win was a good step for the Jays, who are looking to pick up some momentum before heading into the final third of the season.
Battling back was the theme of the day, as the roller coaster of a game found the Bluejays down three different times. Head coach Ed Servais saw parallels between Sunday’s game and the Jays season.
“It has been an up and down year,” Servais said. “What this game showed is that we are capable of overcoming the obstacles in our way.”
Sophomore outfielder Mike Gerber had his best day of the season with two hits and three runs batted in. Senior catcher Anthony
Bemboom also contributed two hits to the effort.
Senior pitcher Kurt Spomer threw an inning of relief and allowed one run to cross the plate. The offense came through with two clutch runs in the bottom of the eighth to give the hurler his first win of the season.
Junior pitcher Ty Blach started the game off strong, allowing only one run to score in five innings of work. The lefty recorded three strikeouts and retired 14 of 21 batters faced.
The outing impressed some, but Servais sees some room for improvement.
“I didn’t think Ty had his best stuff out there,” Servais said. “He’s a special pitcher and we need him in games like this.”
Friday’s game was less kind to the Bluejays. Creighton fell 5-2, even though Gerber had three hits in the game.
The Jays were supposed to play Iowa on Saturday, but the game was canceled due to inclement weather.
Creighton’s next game is today in Carbondale, Ill. against Southern Illinois. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.