Six runs in the first two innings supplied all the offense Creighton would need in a 6-4 win over California at the Kajikawa Classic Saturday morning in Tempe, Arizona.
The Bluejays (3-2) put up four runs in the top of the first off Stephanie Trzcinski (0-1), who was making her collegiate debut. A one-out double by Ellen Homan got things started and she would come around to score on a single from Liz Dike. Alexis Cantu followed with a walk to move Dike into scoring position. Two batters later, freshman Jen Daro belted her first home run for a 4-0 lead.
Creighton worked some two-out magic to add to the lead in the top of the second. Blair Lowe walked and moved to second on Homan's single. Dike then crushed a double making it 6-0 and ending Trzcinski's day. She was charged with the six runs, five hits and two walks in 1.2 innings.
CU ace Becca Changstrom (2-1) did the rest, working around five hits and an equal number of walks in the complete game victory. She didn't allow her first hit until the fourth inning, but would work out of that jam by coaxing a double-play ball off the bat of Ashley Decker.
Cal (1-1) made it interesting in the sixth. Back-to-back singles followed by a one-out walk loaded the bases for Jordan Wallace, who knocked a grand slam.