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Creighton baseball has struggled to make things happen in the postseason. The history of this Jays team and postseason results over the past several seasons has been complicated.
Creighton finished with a record of 8-9 in Big East play last season, good for fifth out of seven teams in the conference. Despite the down year, the Jays had finished in the top two of the conference over the previous four seasons before that, twice winning the regular season title. However, the Bluejays were unable to capitalize on any of their opportunities during that time and didn’t win the Big East postseason to obtain an automatic bid for the NCAA Tournament during any of those years.
In fact, Creighton baseball hasn’t played in the NCAA Tournament since 2012, but things are once again looking up for the squad this year.
The Jays are currently 5-1 in conference, trailing only Xavier at 7-1 on the season.
The team has been dominant on the mound as this year’s pitching staff ranks third in both fewest hits allowed and most strikeouts through 30 games compared to all other Bluejay teams, per Creighton Athletics. 22-8 is the fifth best record the team has ever had through 30 games as well.
This year’s Creighton team has played a majority of the
its games on the road, which bodes well for the future. While the team has gotten out to a healthy start this year, the Bluejay’s record could be bolstered even more by the fact that they’ll play 11 of their final 16 games at home, including seven in a row to end the regular season.
If this level of play continues to be the norm for this year’s team, the Jays could find themselves holding a Big East postseason trophy for the first time since they joined the conference, and maybe even back in the NCAA Tournament.