Notre Dame Drops One To Creighton

A misplayed fly ball in the eighth inning gave the Bluejays a lead in a tie game that they won 6-3 in the last game for both teams in the Phoenix Classic on Sunday morning.

Creighton used a misplayed fly ball in the eighth inning to grab a 6-3 victory over Notre Dame on Sunday in the Irish's final game of the Phoenix Classic.

The win was Creighton's first of the year as the Bluejays improved to 1-6 while the Irish fell to 3-3.

The game was tied 3-3 in the top of the eighth with two outs when right fielder Brayden Ashdown got under a fly ball that would have ended the inning. Instead, Ashdown lost the ball in the sun and the Bluejays scored the go-ahead run.

Creighton took a 2-0 lead on a solo homer by Scott Thornburg's in the second and a RBI single by Jimmy Swift following T.J. Roemmich's triple in the fourth.

Notre Dame's Casey Martin scored on Greg Sherry's two-out single in the fifth and the Irish took the lead on a towering two-run homer by A.J. Pollock in the sixth.

Creighton tied the game at 3-3 in the next frame on a two-out bloop single by Robbie Knight before taking the lead for good in the eighth.

Creighton tacked on two insurance runs in the top of the ninth on Darin Ruf's two-out RBI single.

Notre Dame starter Eric Maust went 5.1 innings and was charged with two earned runs while reliever Steven Mazur was tagged with the loss, allowing four earned runs on six hits.

The Irish will be back in action next weekend with three games in Houston at the Rice Classic. Notre Dame will play Oral Roberts on Friday night, Rice on Saturday afternoon and Washington Sunday at noon.


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