Creighton gets strong pitching all weekend in series sweep of Seton Hall

Creighton gets strong pitching all weekend in series sweep of Seton Hall

NEW YORK — Creighton got another outstanding pitching performance Saturday as the Bluejays completed a Big East series sweep over Seton Hall.

The Bluejays allowed a total of three runs in the series as they earned a 3-1 win Saturday.

Creighton won the first two games 5-1 and 11-1. Its three starters combined to go 22 innings while allowing three runs and 10 hits and striking out 19.

Saturday’s starter, Evan Johnson, allowed a home run to the first batter he faced, Jerry Huntzinger. But Johnson settled in after that, giving up three hits and striking out eight over seven innings. It was the longest outing of the season for Johnson, who improved to 5-1 and lowered his ERA to 3.48.

John Sakowski and Bobby Kametas each pitched a 1-2-3 inning to complete the three-hitter. Kametas earned his fourth save.

Creighton tied it in the fourth inning on Jack Strunc’s RBI single and took a 2-1 lead on Will Robertson’s run-scoring single in the fifth. Parker Upton added a pinch-hit home run in the ninth.

Creighton returns to action Tuesday against Nebraska at TD Ameritrade Park.

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