At Rosenblatt Stadium, Nebraska had a 5-3 lead after six innings, but Creighton tied the score with two runs in the seventh and then grabbed the lead with three runs in the bottom of the eighth, for an 8-5 win. CU has won the first two games of this rivalry and won their first series since 2007.
Robbie Knight lined a double to the right center gap in the eighth inning, as pinch runner Michael Blatchford scored on a Jimmy Swift single to break a 5-5 tie. It was Knight’s first hit since March 27. The Bluejays bullpen held the Huskers (18-19) hitless from the second batter of third inning until the beginning of the ninth inning, where NU rallied to put runners on second and third, but could not score.
The Bluejays tied the game in the seventh with a two-out rally helped along by the Nebraska pitching staff. With two outs and the bases loaded, reliever Chris Williams hit Scott Thornburg with a breaking ball and walked Ian Dike to tie the game at 5-5.
After the Jays, took a 6-5 lead in the eighth, the Husker bullpen hurt the team again, Chase Adams threw two wild pitches, allowing two runs to score to make it 8-5.
Eliot Soto went 3-for-4 and matched a career-high with four runs for CU.