FORT MYERS, Fla. — Minnesota used a six-run fifth inning to defeat Creighton 10-5 Friday, dropping the Bluejays to 0-4 on the season.
Creighton started quickly in the top of the first. Junior Jake Peter laced a triple to right field, scoring senior Brad McKewon.
Run-scoring singles from Mike Gerber, Kevin Lamb and Brett Murray gave Creighton a 4-0 lead before Minnesota came to bat.
The Gophers (4-0) got on the board with a run in the second, but the Bluejays answered in the third as sophomore Reagan Fowler ripped a one-out double to left and scored on Murray's second RBI single of the afternoon.
The game remained 5-1 into the bottom of the fifth. During that inning, three Creighton pitchers yielded two singles and five walks as Minnesota took a 7-5 lead.
The Gophers tacked on three insurance runs in the eighth to cap the scoring.
Creighton junior Max Ising (0-1) took the loss, allowing two runs on one hit and two walks in 2/3 of an inning. Minnesota's Tyler Hanson (1-0) picked up the win in relief, holding Creighton to just one hit in 2 1/3 innings.
McKewon, Murray and Fowler led Creighton with two hits each.
The Bluejays and Gophers continue their neutral-site three-game set at noon Saturday.