Bluejays Beat Jackrabbits Behind Warren's Arm

A gem by freshman Matt Warren took the pressure off the Bluejays' bats on Wednesday evening.

Creighton (26-13) and South Dakota State (25-17) made up their postponed game from March 20 last night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The Jays cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Jackrabbits behind the arm of freshman Matt Warren.

Warren threw 7.2 innings of one-hit baseball, keeping SDSU off balance all night long. The offense staked him with an early lead, putting runs up in the first two innings which proved to be enough run support. Brad McKewon led CU with three hits in five at-bats with a run scored.

Leading 4-0 in the eighth inning, the Jacks finally got to Warren when he walked the last two batters of his outing. Sophomore relief pitcher Mark Lukowski entered the game following the consecutive base on balls. After surrendering a walk to the first hitter, the Bluejays committed an error, which got SDSU on the board. Lukowski got out of the inning without allowing anyone else to cross the plate.

In the bottom of the eighth Creighton added three more runs, starting with hits from Kevin Lamb, and McKewon before Frederico Castagnini doubled in two runs. Alex Staehely capped the inning with another double, putting the Jays up 7-1. Bryan Sova worked a perfect ninth in the non-save situation.

Next up for Creighton is a big weekend series at Eck Stadium in Wichita against the Shockers starting Friday at 6:30 pm.

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