Tuesday night, Creighton hosted in-state rival Nebraska in the second meeting of the I-80 Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
The Bluejays struck first before a late Husker rally gave them the season series between the teams.
Jake Peter started the scoring with a two-out homer in the first inning off NU starter Jake Hohensee. Reagan Fowler opened the second with a triple to left center field and scored on a Brett Murray sacrifice fly, which looked to be enough offense at the time.
CU starter Jeff Albrecht cruised through his 5.1 innings of work, holding the Big Red to one run on two hits. He struck out five before being lifted after 94 pitches.
Coach Ed Servais used five relievers, trying to pick up the win. Will Bamesberger struggled in a third of an inning by surrendering two walks. Max Ising bailed out Bamesberger, getting CU out of the jam.
John Oltman was next on the mound and took the defeat after allowing two runs in only a third of an inning. Bryan Sova was called on with one out to preserve the lead in the eighth inning. Taylor Fish entered as a replacement and lined a single up the middle that scored two runs, putting the visitors on top 3-2.
Nebraska added another run in the eighth, taking a 4-2 lead. The Bluejays couldn't solve reliever Zach Hirsch, who retired all eight batters he faced. With the result, the White and Blue fall to 15-11-1 with Oltman now 0-1. The Huskers improve to 20-13 behind Hirsch's 3-0 record.
Creighton opens BIG EAST play against the Georgetown Hoyas (12-16, 0-3 BIG EAST) Friday at 6:30 p.m. at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The series continues Saturday at 2 p.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
March 28 v. Kansas L 11-0; March 18-20 v. Kansas State W 4-3, L 8-5, L 5-3; March 31 v. 25 UNLV L 3-1; April 2 at Omaha PPD, April 4-6 v. North Dakota Cancelled (April 4 not made-up, DH Sunday April 6), W 6-2, W 4-2, W 8-6.
BIG EAST Standings as of April 9:
Xavier (3-0, 16-14)
Butler (2-1, 13-17)
Villanova (2-1, 10-19)
Creighton (0-0, 15-11-1)
Seton Hall (1-2, 21-7)
St. John's (1-2, 17-13)
Georgetown (0-3, 12-16)
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