Jays Win Thriller Over Huskers
Matt Daeges’ pinch-hit RBI double in the bottom of the ninth broke a 3-all tie, as Creighton edged fourth-ranked Nebraska, 4-3, in front of 7,012 at Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium Tuesday evening.
With one out, Gabe Lapito singled to left before Daeges slapped a 1-1 pitch from Husker reliever Dustin Timm down the third base line past a diving Alex Gordon. The ball went into NU bullpen before left fielder Brandon Fusilier was able to retrieve it and throw out Lapito as he scoring the game-winning win.
The loss snapped Nebraska’s six-game winning streak, as the Huskers dropped to 25-4 on the season. All four of the Husker losses have been by one run, with three coming on the opponent’s last at-bat. Tonight’s Bluejay win snapped a streak of six straight Husker wins at Rosenblatt Stadium.
Creighton (23-7) evened the season series at one game apiece, with the rubber match set for May 10th at Rosenblatt Stadium. Tickets for that matchup are now on sale by calling Ticketmaster locations in both Lincoln (402) 475-1212 and Omaha (402) 422-1212 locations and at Ticketmaster.com.
Dustin Timm, who got the Huskers out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh, suffered the loss in relief for Nebraska, allowing two runs on three hits in three innings of work to drop to 2-1 on the year. Scott Reese picked up the victory for Creighton, allowing one hit in 2.1 innings of shutout relief to improve to 8-0 on the season.
All-American Alex Gordon, who was held hitless in five at-bats in the first meeting, did most of the damage for the Huskers, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs in a losing effort.