Creighton baseball traveled just a short distance last weekend to take two out of three matchups over crosstown rival UNO.
In Friday night’s opening game, the Jays found themselves in an early 2-0 hole but were then able to plate two two-out runs in the fourth. This is something coach Ed Servais credited to getting the team going.
“Punching in those runs in the fourth inning with two outs calmed our team down. From that point on, we had much more competitive at-bats and the runs followed,” Servais said.
The runs did follow as Creighton went on to score a total of ten, downing UNO 10-3 in the series opener.
This offensive momentum continued Saturday as the Jays scored 15 total runs. Eight of the runs came in the eighth inning to knock off the Mavericks 15-2.
Creighton was led on offense by junior catcher Garrett Gilbert, who crushed two home runs and five RBIs in the contest.
The Jays had a chance for the sweep on Sunday but ultimately fell to UNO 5-2.
Infielders Andrew Meggs and Dax Roper combined for five hits.
The series pushed the Jays to 4-3, and the squad will be back in action Friday for their home opener against South Dakota State.