Nate Vontz finally conquered the 18th hole, vanquished his third cousin and rewrote his plans for the coming week.
Creighton advanced to the Big East tournament championship game Friday after beating St. John’s 8-1 in the semifinals.
There is no magic bat, no special hitting guru and no drastic mechanical tweak. Creighton’s biggest breakout star just shakes her head when you bring up such theories to try to explain her sudden emergence. Sam Crowley would very much like to explain it.
Creighton's Sam Crowley was named to the All-Big East first team on Thursday, while Kiele Miller and Tash Coffiel received second-team honors.
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The Bluejays (27-14, 12-3 Big East) will play St. John's at 3 p.m. Friday in the conference tournament semifinals in Rosemont, Illinois.
Sam Crowley, Jordyn Sturgeon and Mikaela Pechar each homered in a 14-0 Creighton win in the first game. The nightcap was more dramatic.
Dan Chipps is in his 15th spring captaining Creighton women's crew. The Jays have a 2-2 record as they get ready for the West Coast Conference Championships on May 12 in Sacramento, California.
Back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the sixth inning powered Creighton to a 5-2 victory over Georgetown on Sunday afternoon.
Creighton scored five runs in the fourth inning Saturday to earn a doubleheader split with Georgetown and give coach Brent Vigness his 900th career victory.
CU (22-13, 7-2) sits in first place in the Big East with two weekends left in the regular season. Creighton’s final six league contests will be at home, starting with a three-game set against Georgetown. It’s uncharted territory for CU, which hasn’t won a regular-season title since joining the Big East.
UNO snapped Creighton’s six-game winning streak with an 8-5 victory Thursday night at the Creighton Sports Complex.
Creighton erased an early three-run deficit as the Bluejays won their sixth straight, a 5-3 victory over Seton Hall on Sunday.
Mileah McKelvy was 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs as Creighton beat Seton Hall 12-4 and swept a doubleheader on Saturday.
Creighton won a pair of one-run games Tuesday to sweep a home doubleheader with UMKC.
Creighton scored three times in the second and fourth innings to pull away to a 6-3 non-conference win over South Dakota on Wednesday.
After sweeping a doubleheader Saturday, Creighton was unable to come up with timely hits Sunday in a 2-0 loss at Butler.
Mikaela Pechar was 3 for 4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs as Creighton beat Butler 5-3 on Saturday afternoon to clinch a doubleheader sweep.
Ashley Cantu smacked a three-run homer to back four strong innings by Kiele Miller as Creighton defeated South Dakota 10-2 Wednesday at the Creighton Sports Complex.
Sam Crowley’s two-run home run gave Creighton a four-run lead that lasted just two innings, and the Jays lost 8-5 to Providence on Thursday.
Jayci McGill hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to give the Bluejays (13-10, 2-0) a 7-6 win in the first game, and Creighton held on for a 3-2 win in the second game.
The Bluejays' first Big East games will now come next week when Providence visits.
Taylor Otte made a catch over the outfield fence Wednesday night that changed the course of Nebraska’s 6-2 softball victory over Creighton, that reminded those who saw the play of the guy whose name adorns the Huskers’ training complex.
The Creighton-Nebraska softball game originally scheduled for Tuesday has been pushed back to Wednesday at 6 p.m. due to the weather forecast.
Wichita State scored on an error and a bases-loaded walk in the first inning, and Creighton never caught up in a 9-1 loss Sunday at the CU Sports Complex.
Kelli Finan singled home Ashley Cantu in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday as Creighton salvaged a split of the first day of its tournament at the Creighton Sports Complex
Jordyn Sturgeon was 3 for 3 with a grand slam and five RBIs to lead Creighton to a 7-5 win and a doubleheader split with Southeast Missouri.
Men's Basketball Schedule
Oct. 26: CU 96, UNO 67 (exhibition)
Nov. 3: CU 93, UNC-Pembroke 70
Hall of Fame Classic (CenturyLink Center)
» Nov. 10: CU 92, Yale 67
» Nov. 12: CU 109, Alcorn State 72
Gavitt Tipoff Games
» Nov. 15: CU 92, Northwestern 88
Hall of Fame Classic (Kansas City, Mo.)
» Nov. 20: CU 100, UCLA 89
» Nov 21: Baylor 65, CU 59
Nov. 25: CU 103, SIU Edwardsville 66
Dec. 1: Gonzaga 91, CU 74
Dec. 5: CU 111, North Dakota 68
Dec. 9: CU 75, Nebraska 65
Dec. 15: CU 87, Maryland Eastern Shore 36
Dec. 18: CU 90, UT Arlington 81
Dec. 20: CU 116, USC Upstate 62
Dec. 28: Seton Hall 90, CU 84
Dec. 31: CU 83, Providence 64
Jan. 3: CU 78, St. John's 71
Jan. 6: CU 90, Georgetown 66
Jan. 9: CU 85, Butler 74
Jan. 13: Xavier 92, CU 70
Jan. 17: CU 80, Seton Hall 63
Jan. 20: Providence 85, CU 71
Jan. 23: CU 68, St. John's 63
Jan. 27: CU 85, Georgetown 77
Feb. 1: Villanova 98, CU 78
Feb. 7: CU 76, DePaul 75
Feb. 10: Xavier 72, CU 71
Feb. 13: CU 94, Bemidji State 46
Feb. 17: Marquette 90, CU 86
Feb. 20: Butler 93, CU 70
Feb. 24: Marquette 90, CU 86
Feb. 20: CU 89, Villanova 83, OT
Feb. 27: CU 82, DePaul 57
March 3: Marquette 85, Creighton 81
Big East tournament (New York)
March 8: CU 72, Providence 68, OT
March 16: Kansas State 69, CU 59
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