DELAND, Fla. — Creighton went from being swept in its season-opening series to the sweeper in its second.

The Bluejays scored two runs in the top of the ninth Sunday to claim a 7-5 win that completed a three-game sweep of Stetson. Creighton had lost all three last weekend to Fresno State.

"We are getting better," CU coach Ed Servais said, "but we still have a lot to work on."

After riding strong pitching to wins Friday and Saturday, Creighton had to show off its comeback ability to claim Sunday's win.

The Bluejays (3-3) built a 5-1 lead after 4 1/2 innings. But the Hatters scored two in their half of the fifth before tying the game 5-5 with two eighth-inning runs.

Creighton's offense went back to work in the ninth. Senior Will Bamesberger drew a leadoff walk to open the frame, then junior Kevin Connolly was hit by a pitch one out later to put runners at first and second. Brennan Hammer came through with an RBI single, then Daniel Woodrow plated the final run via an RBI groundout.

Hammer's game-winning hit was his first as a Bluejay. He played his first two seasons at Heartland Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

"Brennan had a big hit in the top of the ninth," Servais said, "And we did a great job of coming back after giving up that two-run lead in the eighth."

Junior left-hander Sam Norman picked up his first win, while David Gerber picked up his second save in two games.

Mavs net 11th-inning victory

EMERSON, Ga. — Collin Leif drove home the winning run with an RBI single in the top of the 11th to give UNO a 4-3 victory against Arkansas State on Sunday.

Adam Caniglia opened the inning with a single to right and stole second two outs later. Leif followed with his single to center.

Arkansas State, which scored in the bottom of the ninth to force extras, put two runners on in the bottom of the 11th, but Ryan Cate got a groundout to end the game.

The Mavericks trailed 2-0 through five innings before scoring three times in the sixth. Clayton Taylor hit his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot that tied it 2-2. Then with two outs, Caniglia walked, advanced to third on Jack Kalina's single and scored on a failed pickoff attempt of Kalina.

It stayed 3-2 until two outs in the bottom of the ninth when Ty White, who had four hits on the day, delivered an RBI single to center off Marcus Ethen.

But Caniglia was able to score the winning run in the 11th, capping a 3-1 weekend as UNO improved to 5-3.

Cate pitched the final two innings for the win. Starter David Flattery left with the lead as he threw six innings, allowing two unearned runs and seven hits.

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