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Nebraska Baseball Defeats Creighton 5-1, Finishes Home Stand 15-1

Garett King pitched 8 innings of 2 hit baseball.

In front of 7319 fans, the 18th ranked Nebraska Baseball team finished their 16 game home stand by defeating the Creighton Bluejays by a final score of 5-1. Garett King pitched a career high 8 innings giving up only 2 hits and 1 earned run. Ryan Boldt went 3-4 with a run driven in and a stolen base to pace the offense.

After a quiet first inning, the Huskers put a crooked number on the board in the second. Scott Schreiber reached base on a one out hit and was followed by a walk from Elijay Dilday. Dilday and Schreiber would be sent on a 3-2 pitch to Wes Edrington. Edrington would swing and miss, but Schreiber would score and Dilday would move to third on an error by the catcher. Boldt would then drive in Dilday with a chopping ground ball back up the middle. After an errant pickoff through, Jake Placzek would double home Boldt to put the Huskers up 3-0.

The Huskers would add two more in the fourth to finish their scoring for the evening. Boldt would single to start the rally, and then be driven in by Placzek’s triple to the left center gap. Blake Headley would then single to score Placzek. With five runs, the Huskers had to feel pretty good about their chances.

King would set down the first 12 Bluejay hitters before Harrison Crawford would hit a ball down the right field line, in which Austin Darby dove for but could not reach. Crawford would end up on third with a triple, and would score on a sacrifice fly to cut the Husker lead to 5-1.

The Huskers would limit the Jays to just one more hit in the remaining five innings, sealing the game down with a shutdown ninth inning from Jeff Chestnut. The Huskers are scheduled to return to the diamond tomorrow evening, but look for this game to be postponed as heavy rain is forecast for the Omaha area.