Creighton continued its perfect start to league play and extended its winning streak to 10 games with a 4-2 victory over Georgetown on Saturday.
The Bluejays (14-7, 6-0 Big East) had to battle back from a deficit in this one — they trailed 2-0 after three innings.
It was the first time that a Creighton opponent scored first during its winning streak. The Jays hadn’t trailed in a game in nearly a month.
But the Hoyas (3-8, 3-6) weren’t ahead for long Saturday.
They took a 2-0 lead on a two-run single in the bottom of the third before the Creighton tied it in the fourth, when senior Parker Upton plated a run with a double and senior Dax Roper delivered an RBI groundout.
CU scored the go-ahead run in the sixth on a bases-loaded walk. Senior Ryan Mantle added some insurance with a solo home run in the ninth inning. It was the senior’s fourth homer on the season.
Senior right-hander Jonah Smith (4-2) worked into the seventh inning, striking out eight with one walk and five hits. One of the two runs he allowed was earned. John Sakowski needed 15 pitches to record the final five outs as the senior from Omaha Creighton Prep picked up his third save.
The teams will meet for their series finale at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Jays haven’t won 11 games in a row since 2017.