Thomas Luevano hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning and David Gerber nailed down his school-record 25th career save as Creighton Baseball earned a 7-5 victory over Nebraska-Omaha before 1,215 fans at Werner Park on Tuesday, May 9th.
Creighton improved to 22-18 with the victory, while UNO dropped to 12-33. It is the only meeting of the 2017 season between the city rivals.
Creighton wasted no time in getting on the board in the top of the first inning. Luevano doubled into the right field corner with one out and later came around to score on a two-out single from Will Robertson .
The Bluejays tacked on two more runs in the third inning. Collins walked with one away and moved into scoring position on a single by Luevano. He would come home on a single through the left side off the bat of Emodi to make it 2-0, and Luevano then scored on a sacrifice fly by Robertson.
Luevano went 4-for-6 and scored three times, while Robertson ended his evening 3-for-4 with a season-high four runs batted in to help carry a Bluejay attack that also stranded 14 men
Creighton opens a five-game homestand on Wednesday night when it hosts Nebraska in a game scheduled for 7:00 pm at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.