PEORIA, Ill. — A day after a ninth-inning rally gave the Creighton baseball team its first Missouri Valley Conference road win, the Bluejays surged again in the final inning to top Bradley 4-2 Sunday for their first league series win this season.
Creighton improved to 18-23 overall, including 5-12 the Valley. Four of the Bluejays’ conference wins have come in the last at-bat.
On Sunday, the Braves (25-19, 8-10) aided CU’s comeback. Tied 2-2 with one out in the top of the ninth, the Bluejays took advantage of a wild pitch and a pair of throwing errors to push across two runs.
Jake Peter drew a one-out walk and Brennan Murphy dropped a sacrifice bunt that was thrown into right field by reliever Jacob Booden. With runners on second and third, Booden then threw a wild pitch to allow Peter to score. Another throwing error, this time by second baseman Chris Godinez, allowed Murphy to score and gave Creighton a 4-2 lead.
Reese McGraw retired the Braves in order in the bottom of the ninth for his second save in as many days.
Creighton starting pitcher Shane Liska made his first appearance on the mound since April 22. He allowed one hit through five scoreless innings. Chance Ross led the Bluejays with two RBIs and Anthony Bemboom added three hits.
Next up for Creighton is Tuesday’s game against Nebraska at 7 p.m. at TD Ameritrade Park.