After claiming the BIG EAST regular season championship on the final day of conference play last Saturday, the Creighton Baseball team continued to collect accolades as junior Jake Holton, senior Mitch Ragan and the Bluejay Coaching Staff each earned the conference major awards, announced Wednesday, May 22.
Holton is the BIG EAST Player of the Year, Ragan is the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year, while Ed Servais and the Creighton staff collected the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year. It is Creighton’s second BIG EAST Player of the Year award as Reagan Fowler collected the 2014 honor, the Creighton coaching staff also earned the award in 2014.
Holton, Ragan and the Bluejay squad open BIG EAST play on Thursday, May 23 in the opening game of the BIG EAST Tournament versus Seton Hall, with first pitch set for 1:30 pm (CT).
Due to inclement weather, The Summit League has altered its baseball championship schedule.
The scheduled game between No. 2 South Dakota State and No. 3 Oral Roberts has been postponed to Thursday, May 23, at Noon.
After the 15-9 opening-round win over No. 4 Western Illinois, top-seeded Omaha is set to take on the winner of SDSU and ORU the following Friday, May 24, with a tentative start time of 11 a.m.
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Storm Chasers outfielder Elier Hernandez clubbed two-run home runs in each game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, including a big fly as a pinch hitter in a 5-3 game one defeat, while Iowa designated hitter Ian Happ tallied four hits and drove in five runs in the Cubs’ 6-3 nightcap triumph as part of a twinbill sweep over Omaha at Werner Park.
The two teams are set to continue their four-game set versus Iowa on Thursday evening, with first pitch scheduled for 6:35pm CT.
The Saltdogs had two chances to win the first of two against the T-Bones on Wednesday night, but a pair of blown leads and a masterful pitching performance from Kansas City left the ‘Dogs empty-handed in a doubleheader at T-Bones Stadium on Wednesday night by scores of 9-8 and 3-0.
The ‘Dogs now head home to open a seven-game homestand against the Cleburne Railroaders beginning on Thursday night. First pitch time is set for 7:05 p.m.