Creighton saw its 5-sport triumphing streak come to a halt Saturday and misplaced its narrow keep on the first region inside the Big East, but it wasn’t for a loss of opportunities.
The Bluejays stranded 12 men on base, including leaving the bases loaded two times, as St. John’s handed Creighton a 6-4 loss in the front of 7,636 at TD Ameritrade Park.
Creighton educates Ed Servais said he didn’t see much spark from his group, which fell behind 6-1 within the 6th inning.
“I don’t think we performed a bad recreation,” he said. “The handiest thing I changed into dissatisfied with changed into I think we want to play with extra power, the extra experience of urgency. We did the last three or 4 innings. We’ve were given to do this for 9.”
The sport becomes at the beginning scheduled for 6:30 p.M. However turned into moved up to three due to a danger of rain, making it the nineteenth time this season that a CU game start had modified due to climate.
The groups began the day making plans to play a doubleheader with rain inside the forecast for Sunday, but that by no means came to fruition with rain entering into Omaha on Saturday evening.
Now, the series finale is scheduled for 11:30 a.M. Sunday.
Servais said changes in begin instances can play hints on a team’s mentality.
“We were simply flat out of the blocks, and I’m no longer right here to make excuses approximately the time modifications and things like that. I like our crew lots when we play with power, and today we simply didn’t have as a good deal,” he stated.
After entering the day with a percentage-point lead over Xavier, the Bluejays fell a complete game in the back of the Musketeers, who passed Villanova a 6-1 defeat Saturday.
But the Jays are tied within the loss column with Xavier and feature 4 Big East video games remaining even as the Musketeers have one left.
If each group win out, the Bluejays (30-11, 10-4) will win the everyday-season identity through a half-game.
Servais said he hasn’t discussed the standings together with his group.
“I know they realize it. I’m not going to inform you they don’t recognize that stuff. But I don’t dwell on that. My most important focus is ‘How can I get this group to play as well as they could?’
“If we will do that, then the whole thing will cope with itself. Today we didn’t quite try this. So we have to pass again and try to make some changes and pique their hobby a touch bit extra.”
Leading 2-1, the Red Storm (27-20, 6-eight) seemingly broke the game open inside the 6th inning after reliever John Sakowski allowed a leadoff single to Mitchell Henshaw and then hit two batters to load the bases with outs.
Mike Antico and Wyatt Mascarella accompanied with again-to-returned -run doubles to put St. John’s up 6-1.
Four straight two-out singles netted a pair of runs inside the sixth as the Bluejays inched to inside 6-three with runners on and Will Robertson representing the tying run on the plate.
But Robertson came up just short whilst his fly ball died on the warning track in right-middle to give up the chance.
Jake Holton led off the Bluejay 7th together with his fifteenth double of the season, and Parker Upton drove him in with an unmarried to make it 6-4.