Starting with a strong 7-0 win, Bluejay baseball dropped the next two games to walk away 1-2 from a weekend at San Jose State.
Friday’s win built off a strong 7-inning shutout showing from the mound by sophomore Dylan Tebrake. The 2018 Mr. Minnesota finalist notched seven strikeouts and just two hits in 24 at-bats.
The weekend puts the Bluejays at 3-3 after their 2-1 opening weekend in Seattle.
Despite Friday’s win, Creighton dropped the next two to SJSU.
The second game of the weekend started on an opposite note to Friday’s blowout. The Spartans opened with six runs in the first inning off sophomore pitcher Ryan Windham and added another two in the sixth. Creighton fell 4-8 in San Jose.
The final game of the weekend was a back-and-forth battle unseen in the first two games, with runs traded throughout. After being tied 2-2 at the end of the second, the score climbed and saw two lead changes, with San Jose State taking the win 9-8.
Senior shortstop Parker Upton and redshirt freshman right fielder Jack Grace both scored twice in the high-scoring loss.
Creighton mounted a comeback effort, scoring two runs in the ninth frame to tie it 8-8, but the Spartans’ Corey Sanchez was run in off an RBI in the bottom of the ninth to hand Creighton its third loss and a record of 3-3.
The Bluejays won’t open at home for another week and a half. This weekend, the team heads to Las Vegas for a series against UNLV before facing Kansas on Wednesday. Then, Creighton comes home on March 7 to face Portland in the season’s first game at TD Ameritrade Park.