CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — The Creighton baseball used a five-run second inning to kick-start its 17-2 over Southeast Missouri State on Tuesday.
Down 1-0 in the top of the second, the Jays (7-3) had seven straight batters reach base safely. Kevin Lamb, Brad McKewon and Jake Peter had RBIs in the inning, and two more runs scored on an error.
Creighton took an 8-2 lead into the sixth inning, where it added seven more runs. Alex Staehely and McKewon each had two-run hits in the inning.
Peter added two more runs in eighth inning with his first home run of the season, giving Creighton its highest run total since a 22-0 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 22-0 on Feb. 20, 2010.
McKewon finished 2 for 5 with four RBIs, while Peter went 3 for 5 with three RBIs and three runs scored.
Brett Swain (1-0), making his first appearance of the season, picked up the win for the Jays, allowing one run on one hit in two innings. Swain qualified for the win despite pitching just two innings, since the Jays stated before the game that he would throw a limited number of innings.
Creighton is scheduled to open its home schedule with a 6 p.m. game Thursday against North Dakota at TD Ameritrade Park.
Creighton (7-3) .................... 052 107 020—17 13 2
At SE Missouri State(9-9) .... 100 100 000— 2 4 5
W: Swain, 1-0. L: Shearrow, 0-2. 2B: CU, McKewon (3). HR: CU, Peter (1), Gerber (2).