In a 3-0 sweep of Xavier, Murray hit .444 with an all-around series that included two RBI, three doubles and two runs. Murray’s at bats played an integral role in two of Creighton’s wins over the Musketeers, helping the Bluejays take a share of first place through two league weekends. On Friday, Murray went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI, while on Sunday, his one-out double in the seventh keyed the Bluejays’ three-run rally to finish the sweep with a come-from-behind victory., 3-1. Murray added a stolen base and a walk to his weekly total and a .500 on-base percentage.
Rogalla set new career-highs with 8.0 innings, eight strikeouts and 107 pitches in a 6-1 win over Xavier in the middle game of the three-game series. Rogalla had 0.00 ERA and allowed just two hits in the win. His 8.0 innings was the longest outing for a Creighton starter this season. With 107 pitches, Rogalla set Xavier batters down in order five times. After issuing two walks in the third inning, Rogalla retired 11 straight, stretching from the final out of the third inning through the first out of the sixth. He went on to retire 16 of the final 17 batters he faced.
Murray, Rogalla and the rest of the Bluejays face a tough week as the Bluejays host #23 on Tuesday, then host team the Bluejays are tied with atop the BIG EAST standings in St. John’s for a three-game series over the weekend.