CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — It took Creighton one inning Sunday to match the most runs it had scored in a game at the Riverview Inn Classic — and the Bluejays needed it.
They used an eight-run seventh inning to erase a one-run deficit in beating UW-Milwaukee 14-6 to finish the tournament 2-1 and improve to 6-3 overall.
Trailing 5-4 going into the seventh, Jake Peter led off the inning with a single but the Panthers (4-9) retired the next two batters. After a walk to Reagan Fowler put runners at first and second, Michael Blatchford tied it with a single to score Peter and an error on the play allowed Fowler to give Creighton a 6-5 lead.
After another walk, Ben Lahn hit his first homer of the year. The junior launched a 1-0 pitch over the right-center field wall to make it 9-5.
Milwaukee changed pitchers but the Bluejays used a single and two walks to load the bases for Mike Gerber, who tripled to make it 12-5.
Peter finished 4 for 4 with three runs and Gerber drove in five. Brad McKewon added three hits, three runs and two RBIs while Max Ising earned the win (1-0), allowing one hit in 223 innings of relief for the Bluejays, who wrap up their four-game road trip Tuesday against Southeast Missouri State at 2 p.m.
Creighton (6-3) .............. 002 200 811—14 14 0
UW-Milwaukee (4-9) ..... 101 300 100—6 11 3
W: Ising, 1-0. L: King, 0-3. 2B: CU, McKewon (2), Lahn (1). UWM, Porcaro (3), Solberg (1), Taylor (1). 3B: CU, Peter, Berber (1). HR: CU, Lamb (1).