Creighton 2 Georgia 1
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Jonas Dufek outdueled Michael Palazzone and No. 25 Creighton scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to claim a 2-1 victory over Georgia to open play at the Corvallis Regional on Friday afternoon.
Creighton (45-14) will play tomorrow night at 8 pm Central (6 pm Pacific) against the winner of tonight’s Arkansas-Little Rock – Oregon State game in a winners bracket game of the double-elimination Regional. Georgia (31-31) will play tomorrow at 3 pm in an elimination game against the UALR/OSU loser.
Dufek was brilliant, scattering five hits and striking out 10 men while improving to 12-1 this year. He lowered his ERA to an MVC-best 2.08 in the process.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Ryan Barnes tallied three hits and Danny Hayes and Garrett Nash each homered as the Oregon State baseball team overcame a four-run deficit to defeat UALR, 7-4, in the Beavers’ regional opener Friday night at Goss Stadium.
The win sets up a 6 p.m. PT matchup with No. 2 Creighton Saturday night. UALR, meanwhile, will play No. 3 Georgia in an elimination game Saturday at 1 p.m.
“This is obviously a great way to start this regional,” Oregon State head coach Pat Casey said. “We started off slow but picked up it when it counts. Now, we have a very good Creighton team to play tomorrow.”