Freshman pitcher Logan Ehlers picked up his first collegiate win, as Nebraska spoiled the grand opening of TD Ameritrade Park with a 2-1 victory over No. 28 Creighton Tuesday night.
Pitching in front of a near sellout crowd of 22,197 at the new home of the College World Series, the Nebraska City native pitched 5.1 innings of relief. Ehlers (1-1) scattered two singles and struck out five in only his second effort of the season.
Creighton got their run off stater Tom Lemke in the bottom of the second inning. Creighton’s defense was their downfall. Three errors on the night, hurt their chances. Tanner Krietemeier led off the inning with his first career double and advanced to third on a grounder to the right side by Kale Kiser. Krietemeier scored after Bryan Peters hit a sharp grounder which was misplayed by Chance Ross. The Huskers took the lead in the sixth, loading the bases before Kash Kalkowski’s grounder put the Huskers ahead.