Nebraska fell behind early and was unable to complete the comeback on Tuesday night, falling to the Creighton Bluejays by the final score of 5-2. Matt Waldron took the loss, while the Husker offense fell flat.
After going quickly in the first, Creighton struck for a run when Isaac Collins walked on four pitches, stole second, and scored on a Michael Emodi single.
Creighton got another pair of runs in the third. The Jays loaded the bases when Collins singled, Emodi singled, and Will Robertson was hit by a pitch. An error on Angelo Altavilla on a potential double play ball scored a run, while another scored on a fielders choice which turned into a double play.
The Huskers got a pair of runs back in the sixth when they finally cracked Austin Stroschein. Jake Meyers had an infield hit to start the inning, before moving to second on an Altavilla base hit. Ethan DeCaster would come in and serve up base hits to Ben Miller and Luis Alvarado to plate a pair. DeCaster would get weak contact from Mojo Hagge and Jesse Wilkening to end the threat.
With the score a one run game in the eighth, Nebraska would put the tying run on first when Altavilla reached on a fielding error by Bryce Only. Miller would put a charge into one, with center fielder Clark Brinkman retreating to the wall to make the catch for the first out. A second loud out from Schreiber to the gap in right field would only further the frustration.
After being unable to score in the eighth, Creighton put up two insurance runs in the bottom half. Thomas Luevano singled to start the inning, and was followed by Emodi’s third hit of the night. After a failed sacrifice bunt, three straight singles from the Jays plated two.
Nebraska tried to put something together in the ninth when pinch hitter Luke Roskam was walked and Brison Cronenbold was hit by a pitch. With two outs and representing the tying run, Meyers grounded out to second to end the game.
Nebraska now has lost three of their last four while falling to 21-14-1 (5-3-1 Big Ten) while Creighton moves to 15-16 (5-1 Big East). Nebraska continues their road trip with a three game set in Minnesota this weekend. First pitch Friday night is scheduled for 6:30.