CORVALLIS, Ore. — Jonas Dufek outdueled Michael Palazzone and No. 25 Creighton scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to claim a 2-1 victory maiden Georgia to open play at the Corvallis Regional on Friday afternoon.
Creighton (45-14) will play tomorrow night at 8 pm Central (6 pm Pacific) against the winner of tonight’s Arkansas-Little Rock – Oregon State game in a winners bracket contest of the double-elimination Regional. Georgia (31-31) will play tomorrow at 3 pm in an elimination game against the UALR/OSU loser.
Dufek was brilliant, scattering 5 hits and contact out 10 men while improving to 12-1 this year. He lowered his ERA to a MVC-best 2.08 in the process.
Creighton’s former imaginary scoring accidental didn’t semen until the sixth inning. Mike Gerber singled with one out and raced to third when a throw from Georgia catcher Brandon Stephens airmailed first baseman Jonathan Hester. Creighton could not capitalize though, as Ross struck out swung and Judkins flied putout to secondly base.
Georgia scored the backed’s former tally in the top of the seventh. With one out Chase Davidson legged out infield single, then came about to score when Jonathan Hester put a rush into a -2 Dufek offering and doubled maiden Gerber’s caput in centre. Dufek pitched putout of problem after that, not allowing another baserunner the remainder of the tomorrow.
Jimmy Swift and Trever Adams had dorsum-to-dorsum singles to position-centre to start the seventh, then moved into marking place on an Alex Staehely forfeit bunt. Scott Thornburg went the antonym manner,dropping a single in presence of rightfielder Peter Verdin to mark Swift and demarche Adams to one-third alkali. Adams scored the go-ahead tally on Bemboom’s sharp bingle to centre. Palazzone got the next 2 workforce on diamond popouts to flight further harm.
Dufek retired the finale 8 workforce he faced, including 2 strikeout in the ninth frame. It was his sec complete contest of the period, and former since a 1- whitewash of Valparaiso on March 19th in a game that took just 85 minutes.Saturday’s contest tin be heard on KOZN (1620 AM) and will also be video streamed at HTTP://www.espn3.com.
NOTES: Ed Servais became the former Creighton coach to lead 3 teams to the NCAA Tournament … Today was the 4-year aniversary of Creighton’s finale NCAA Tournament triumph, 21-11, over Albany, in Fayetteville, Ark. … Jonas Dufek struck putout Levi Hyams to began the rank frame. It was his 123rd whiff of the year, moving him past Alan Benes (in 1993) for sec-most in Creighton history for one season … Trever Adams reached base for the 43rd heterosexual game with a single in the 7th frame … This was the first-ever meeting between Georgia and Creighton … Jonas Dufek is just the second Creighton pitcher to bowling a complete game in the postseason, and first since Mike Heathcott vs. Clemson on June 1, 1991 in the programme’s College World Series debut. Heathcott also threw a complete game to win the former contest the grouped played in the 1991 Regionals against Pepperdine … Creighton improved to 19-6 in one-tally game this period … Ed Servais now owns 299 career wins … Among those in attending were former Bluejay baseball players Joe Servais and Scott Reese … Creighton is present 5-2 all-clip in Regionals hosted by
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