The Bluejays split their past four games, while junior third baseman Harrison Crawford and freshman pitcher Rollie Lacy earned conference recognition.
For the second consecutive week, the Creighton baseball team (22-11, 6-2 Big East) swept the weekly awards in the Big East. On Monday afternoon, Crawford was honored as the player of the week, while Lacy was named the pitcher of the week.
Crawford recorded the first home run of his career in a Bluejay uniform to start a three-run rally against Nebraska on April 14.
“He gave me a fastball in; it felt good off the bat,” Crawford said. “I saw him jump for it. I didn’t know if he robbed it or not [and] I heard the crowd cheer.”
Crawford followed up his late-inning performance with three runs scored on Friday against St. John’s. Crawford reached base in three out of four trips to the plate, helping Creighton to a 6-0 victory.
Crawford also drove in the Jays’ lone run during St. John’s 4-1 win on Saturday night.
The third game was canceled because of weather conditions and travel concerns.
Lacy followed a seven-inning performance against Xavier with an individual shutout on Friday. He needed only 100 pitches to record Creighton’s first complete game since Bryan Sova’s performance during the 2014 Big East Tournament and the first shutout by one pitcher since Matt Warren on April 11, 2014.
Lacy had a career-high eight strikeouts, walked only one and allowed only four hits.
“It’s been a while since I’ve seen a complete-game shutout with only one free base,” coach Ed Servais said, “and they got [four] hits and didn’t really drive a ball all night.
“It shows what you can do when you have secondary stuff, and he had his secondary stuff [Friday]. I hope the other pitchers are watching because he gave you a blueprint on how to be successful on the mound.”
Last week, freshman Keith Rogalla earned pitcher of the week honors, and junior outfielder Brett Murray was honored as the player of the week.
Creighton defeated Omaha 8-2 on Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
Senior outfielder Landon Lucanksky led a 14-hit offensive outburst with a 3-for-4 performance. Sophomore Nicky Lopez and junior second baseman Ryan Fitzgerald each had two hits and two RBIs.
Creighton hits the road this weekend to continue Big East play against Butler (15-24, 2-4). The first game of the series is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon.