Huskers beat Creigton 8-1

The 24th largest crowd in NCAA baseball history saw the Huskers beat the Blue Jays 8-1.  Over 12,000 fans filled Rosenblatt Stadium for the final game of this three game season series.
Despite concerns from head coach Mike Anderson that there would be a letdown from the Huskers coming off an emotional and probably physically draining weekend against Texas A & M, those concerns were quickly put to rest when   Husker catcher Mitch Albeita started things with a three run homer in the first inning.
Abeita also drove in a run with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly to match his career high for RBIs in a game. Tyler Farst contributed a career-high three hits as Nebraska improved to 39-9-1 and swept the three-game season series against Creighton (33-18).
Needing to rest his pitching staff, Anderson went with Nebraska starter Erik Bird.  They then followed with reliever Casey Hauptman, who combined with Bird to hold Creighton to four hits. Bird, pitched the first five innings, holding the Bluejays to three hits and Hauptman, a freshman retired 11 of the 12 hitters he faced.  Both Bird and Hauptman are Omaha products.