Omaha, Neb. — A five-run frame in the third helped the Creighton Baseball team complete the three-game sweep of Georgetown with a 7-4 win in the finale on Saturday, May 4.
The victory moved the Bluejays into sole possession of first place in the BIG EAST at 9-3 and pushed Creighton to 29-10 on the season. Georgetown, meanwhile, fell to 17-30 overall and 5-7 in conference action.
After two scoreless frames Creighton sent nine hitters to the plate, with five runners crossing home on four hits and a sacrifice fly. Freshman Jared Wegner opened the third with a double to left center. After a sac bunt from sophomore David Vilches sent Wegner to third, sophomore Will Hanafan delivered the first run of the game with a sac fly. The two men down and the bases clear, the top of Creighton’s order began to have some real fun. Junior Isaac Collins beat out an infield single, then junior Will Robertson laced an RBI double down the right field line. Junior Jake Holton blasted an RBI triple to right and scored on an errant throw. Junior Parker Upton continued the trips around the bases with a single, a steal of second, then went to third on a second error of the inning. Senior Jack Strunc laced an RBI single to center to make to make it 5-0.
Georgetown got on the board in the bottom of the third with a solo home run from A.J. Latsis to make it 5-1. The Hoyas crept closed with two more runs in the fourth, getting a solo home run from Eddie McCabe and an RBI double by Latsis.
Creighton’s offense went back to work in the fifth, getting a one-out double from Robertson and a pair of two-out RBI doubles from Upton and Strunc to extend the Creighton edge to 7-3.
Georgetown’s final run came in the seventh as Kyle Ruedisili connected on the Hoyas’ third solo home run of the game.
Creighton starter Evan Johnson picked up the win (6-2), allowing three runs on three hits in five innings. The trio of relievers Jonah Smith (2.0 IP), John Sakowski (1.0 IP) and closer Bobby Kametas finished off the win for the Creighton pitching staff. Kametas picked up his sixth save of the season with a scoreless ninth.
The top seven Bluejay hitters each delivered at least one hit in the game, led by a 3-for-5 day from Holton. Creighton got two hits from Collins, Robertson and Strunc, getting two RBI from the senior shortstop.
The Bluejays have the week off as the student-athletes have final exams this week, but Creighton will return to the diamond on Friday as the Bluejays host St. John’s in a three-game series beginning at 6:30 pm.