Baseball defeated Nebraska last night 2-1, taking the season series against the Huskers by following up on a 10-2 win on April 9.
With a crowd of just over 10,000 fans, the Bluejays moved to 23-8 after the win over an equally competitive Nebraska team and are enjoying a four-game win streak. The Huskers are now 22-14 and had notched four series sweeps throughout the season. Nebraska also defeated Creighton 6-3 in their first meeting of the season on March 26.
The game was a slow, defensive matchup between the two rivals. Creighton made it on the scoreboard first with a single RBI from freshman outfielder Jared Wegner that brought home senior infielder Jordan Hovey. The two teams went run-for-run in the sixth inning, the Bluejays holding onto the lead with a home run from senior infielder Jack Strunc, his first of the season.
Creighton’s defense contributed invaluably to the win, slowing what has so far been a very effective Huskers offense. Nebraska has outscored their opponents by 51 runs this season.
The Jays have maintained consistent play throughout the year and are ranked second in Big East play at 5-1, with the only loss coming admist a series win against Butler. With one day short of a month until the Big East tournament begins, the remaining schedule includes series against first and third ranked in conference Xavier and St. John’s, games likely to serve as tests before the tournament.