Creighton baseball picks up series win against Utah Valley

Posted at 12:57 PM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-20 13:57:01-04

Creighton baseball picked up a much-needed series win against Utah Valley this weekend. After this weekend's wins, the Jays improve to 4-11 overall on the season. 

Creighton opened up the series with an extra-inning loss, falling 2-1 in the 11th inning Friday. The Jays bounced back strong in Saturday's double-header and came away with two one-run victories.

During the second game of Saturday's double-header, Creighton faced a 5-0 defect before scoring six unanswered runs to come away with the 6-5 win.

"I think this will help relax them a little bit," Creighton head coach Ed Servais said. "They know they can come back now. They know they can hit in this ballpark...I think it was important that we won, and important that we won two one-run games."

The Jays finished out the series with a record-setting 19-5 win over the Wolverines. The 24 combined runs is a TD Ameritrade Park record for runs scored in a single game. Sophomore catcher Michael Edmodi also set a ballpark record with seven RBIs, the most since Ryan Fitzgerald also had seven against Wichita State back in 2002-03. 

"I thought we had some potential offensively," Servais said. "We haven't shown it in the first 10 or 11 games, but some of these younger players are getting a little more comfortable, they're relaxing a little bit, they're seeing the ball better, we're not swinging at as many pitches out of the zone, we're putting balls into play. When you do that, you have a chance to score some runs."

Up next, Creighton will travel to Lawrence, Kansas to take on the Jayhawks Wednesday at 3 p.m. before returning home for a series with UC Davis March 26-28.