Creighton evened up the season series against Nebraska. The Bluejays jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and got five shutout innings from Austin Strohschein to beat the Huskers 5-2 in TD Ameritrade Park.
“I was just trying to get first pitch strikes and keep them off balance”, said Strohschein. “Our defense made some good plays and we got some big hits when we needed them so it was a good team win.”
It was Creighton’s seventh straight victory and the Jays avenged a 14-6 loss to the Huskers two weeks ago.
“We did not have a very good showing two weeks ago and you could tell our guys were not pleased with how they performed”, said Creighton coach Ed Servais. “Today was more indicative of what kind of team we have.”
Stroschein earned the win (1-0), allowing two runs on five hits in five innings, while Nebraska’s Matt Waldron took the loss (2-4) surrendering three runs on five hits in four innings.
The victory pushed the Bluejays to 15-16 on the season, while Nebraska fell to 21-14-1 overall.