Bluejays Split Pair In Evansville

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Creighton split a doubleheader at Evansville Saturday, losing the opener 4-1 before coming back to take the second game 6-2.

The Jays jumped on the Purple Aces in the top of the first in game two with a lead-off single by Brad McKewon, a sacrifice and Jake Peter's RBI single.

After Evansville tied the game with a run in the second, Reagan Fowler knocked Creighton's first extra-base hit of the series to put the Jays up 3-1. Peter opened the inning with a walk, then Mike Gerber laced a single to left. After a ground out moved the runners to second and third, Fowler connected for a double.

Evansville (9-14, 1-2 MVC) inched closer with a run in the bottom of the third, but Creighton (12-5, 2-1) answered with one in the fifth on three, two-out singles from Alex Staehely, Fowler and Brennan Murphy. The Jays tacked on two insurance runs in the ninth.

In the opener, the Purple Aces got single runs in the first and the second via a safety squeeze from John Day and a sacrifice fly by David Patton. They added to their lead on an RBI single by catcher Chris Pearson in the fifth.

The Bluejays pushed across a run in the sixth when Fowler plated Peter with a single. Peter reached on a fielder's choice as he forced Federico Castagnini on a grounder to second.

Creighton starter Nick Musec fell to 0-3, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks in 5.2 innings.

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