Ryan Boldt’s two home runs provided all of the offense the Huskers would need Tuesday night. The Husker pitching staff limited the Creighton Bluejays to two run on eight hits as the Huskers broke the ten game winning streak of the Jays. Nebraska improves their record to 17-7 (3-0) while the Jays fall to 16-5 (0-0).
Nebraska would score seven runs with two outs. The first three two out runs came in the second, courtesy of the bloop and the blast method. Jake Schleppenbach walked, Steven Reveles singled, and then Boldt hit a line drive shot into the porch in right centerfield for a 3-0 Husker lead.
Ryan Boldt hits for a 3-run homer for @Husker_Baseball against Creighton in the second inning. https://t.co/fXffF8CGLQ— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) March 30, 2016
Creighton would get one back in the third. Max Knutson worked into the third inning, allowing a leadoff walk before being replaced by Reece Eddins. Eddins would give up a double and a sacrifice fly allowing Creighton to get their only run of the evening.
The Huskers would put the game effectively out of reach with three more runs in the fourth. With two outs, Reveles singeled, Boldt walked, and Jake Placzek walked to load the bases. After Ben Miller was hit to drive in a run, Nebraska would get two more from a Scott Schreiber single.
ICYMI: Scott Schreiber scores a 2-run single for @Husker_Baseball against Creighton at the bottom of the 4th. https://t.co/Xv3bMs3mav— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) March 30, 2016
Nebraska would get one more thanks to Wilkening scoring on a Reveles double in the fifth before the game settled down. Garrett King would come in and limit the Jays to a single tally in 3.2 innings.
The Jays would have a parade from the bullpen as they used seven different pitchers on the night. In the eighth Austin Stroschein who would give up a moonshot to Boldt to extend the Husker lead to 8-1.
Ryan Boldt hits his second home run of the night for @Husker_Baseball against Creighton at the bottom of the 8th.— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) March 30, 2016
The Jays would get a single tally in the ninth, thanks to a double and a infield single. With the win, Nebraska now has the second longest active win streak in the nation at eight wins. Nebraska has won seven straight games against the Jays. Nebraska continues their four game home stand Friday night when they welcome Illinois to town.
When Ed realizes he's 2-9 against me pic.twitter.com/sc1qcThAoS— Darin Erstad (@FakeDarinErstad) March 30, 2016