Gerber's clutch relief preserves Jays' victory

DELAND, Fla. — Junior David Gerber forced a bases-loaded double play with one out in the ninth inning Saturday to preserve Creighton's second straight win, a 4-1 decision over Stetson.

Relieving Nick Highberger with one out in the ninth, Gerber forced Austin Hale into a 6-4-3 double play to end the game and earn his first save of the season.

Nicky Lopez, Reagan Fowler, Harrison Crawford and Matt Gandy each had two hits for the Bluejays (2-3), who had 12 hits off two Stetson (3-4) pitchers.

Starter Matt Warren (1-1) scattered five hits and one run over 51/3 innings to pick up his first victory of the season. Warren gave up only two hits in his last 41/3 innings.

The teams close their series at noon Sunday.

Taylor's slam helps Mavs split

EMERSON, Ga. — Senior third baseman Clayton Taylor hit a two-out grand slam to right field in the fifth inning, leading UNO to a 6-5 victory over Morehead State in the second game of a doubleheader at the Perfect Game Spring Swing.

With the Mavericks (4-3) trailing 2-0, Taylor, a graduate of Elkhorn Mount Michael, belted his third homer of the season. The Mavs added insurance runs in the sixth and eighth innings and held off a rally in the ninth.

First baseman Grant Suponchick was 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored, and Alex Schultz, Cole Gruber and Jack Kalina each added two hits for the Mavericks.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Eagles (5-2) exploded in a five-run fifth en route to a 14-0 victory.

The Mavericks finish the tournament at 11 a.m. Sunday against Arkansas State.

Bruins split pair of games

JOPLIN, Mo. — Bellevue University split a pair of games Saturday, falling to York College 16-8 before bouncing back for a 9-0 victory over St. Mary (Kansas).

Ross Feeley and Matt Evans each had three hits for the Bruins (8-2) in their win over St. Mary, and Colton Nash added a three-run homer. Evans also hit his first career homer in the loss to York.

Bellevue next plays a doubleheader against Webber International starting at noon March 5.

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