This weekend, the Creighton baseball team made its 2014 TD Ameritrade Park debut against South Dakota State. The Bluejays won the series in two games, as game three was postponed due to cold temperatures on Sunday.
Game 1: South Dakota State (9-9) 4 v. Creighton (8-5-1) 5 F/10
The Jackrabbits posted the first three runs with two-out opportunities against Jays starter Matt Warren. Trailing 3-0, Creighton scored the next four runs with two in the fifth and sixth innings. Shortstop Ryan Fitzgerald brought home the first run on a RBI triple and scored on a Brad McKewon groundout. After putting a pair of runners on via an SDSU error and single, Brett Murray and Reagan Fowler both scored on a wild pitch. Leading 4-3 in the eighth inning, Bryan Sova inherited a runner on first and got the next two batters out, but it was a RBI double off the right field fence that sent the game to extra innings. A leadoff walk and wild pitch put CU in position to take the game, which happened on a Fowler single up the middle.
Game 2: South Dakota State (9-10) 1 v. Creighton (9-5-1) 3
Like Friday night, the home team fell behind early before scoring three unanswered runs to take the series. Offensively, Creighton got 10 of their 11 hits off South Dakota State's Chris Anderson, scoring three runs off the starter. Austin Groth got the ball for the Bluejays, going four innings, allowing two hits and one run. Six pitchers were used in relief. The bullpen allowed three hits. Sova picked up his second save of the year. Nicky Lopez came around to score CU's first run, after leading off a single, when David Wiedeman grounded out to the pitcher in the third. Tied up, Creighton scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning. Jake Peter had a 2-RBI single to left, field scoring McKewon and Fitzgerald.
Sunday's game was called due to cold temperature and winter conditions in Omaha. Next up is a midweek game in Lincoln against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Haymarket Park with first pitch at 6:35.
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