Bluejays Power Past Minnesota 11-4 For First Win

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Led by a three-run homer from Tommy Clouthier and a two-run shot by Jake Peter, Creighton downed Minnesota 11-4 Saturday afternoon in Fort Myers, Florida.

Clouthier drew a one-out walk and scored when Peter ripped his first long-ball of 2014 over the right field wall. After the Golden Gophers (4-1) got a run back in the bottom of the first, Creighton manufactured a run in the second on a lead-off walk to Brett Murray, a sacrifice and a single by Brad McKewon.

MInnesota made it 3-2 with a run in the second, but Matt Warren came on in relief to hold the lead for the Bluejays (1-4).

Still up 3-2 entering the fourth, Reagan Fowler drew a lead-off walk. Two outs later, Ryan Fitzgerald walked to put runners at first and second and McKewon slapped an RBI double down the left field line. With Fitzgerald on third and McKewon at second, Clouthier blasted his first career home run to make it 7-2.

Creighton added a run on a single, two ground outs and a wild pitch in the sixth and put the game away with three runs in the ninth.

Warren earned the win for the Bluejays, allowing two runs on six hits in 6.2 innings of relief. Minnesota starter Jordan Jess (0-1) took the loss, allowing four runs on three hits in 3.2 innings of work.

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