For the first time this season, the Creighton baseball team has swept the Pitcher and Player of the Week honors. Kurt Spomer (RHP) won his first honor of the season, picking up the hurler award, while Trever Adams earned the Player of the Week honor for the second time this season, also earning the award for his play in the week of March 14. The Bluejays (26-7, 5-1) lead the league with the best overall and Valley records.
In Kurt Spomer’s last eight appearances, the junior from Honey Creek, Iowa, has some sort of a decision in each, picking up three wins, four saves and one loss. In action last week, Spomer picked up a win over Kansas State, a win over Indiana State (4/17) and a save at Indiana State (4/16). In 4.1 innings of work, the right hander gave up just two hits, no runs, walked two and struck out four. Spomer got out of a jam in the eighth inning of Sunday’s win, coming in with a tie ball game, getting two outs and then striking out two and forcing a ground ball in the ninth to earn the win. Spomer now has three saves in 6.1 innings of work thus far in the Valley and is 1-0. He holds a 0.00 ERA, giving up just two hits and two walks, while striking out seven batters. Spomer is limiting opponents to a .111 batting average against him in conference play.
Adams continued to lead the Bluejay offense, going 7-for-14 from the plate over the last week. The senior right fielder improved his overall batting average to .397, driving out two doubles and two home runs on the week, both in the sweep at Indiana State. Adams finished the week hitting .500, with a slugging percentage of 1.071 and an on-base percentage of .611. Adams was intentionally walked twice on the week, both against Big 12 power Kansas State. He was also walked twice in the 6-5 win on Sunday over Indiana State, both after his solo home run and one on four pitches. Adams finished the day on Saturday (the 9-5 win) going 3-for-4 from the plate, driving in four and scoring once. He finished the week with five runs scored, scoring in every game last week and twice in the 6-5 Sunday win. Adams leads the team in average (.397), runs (28), hits (52), home run (10), RBI (44), total bases (101), slugging percentage (.771) and stolen bases (11-13). Adams is also perfect in the field as well, with 62 put outs and two assists over the 33 games.