(Neb)-Creighton Falls In NCAA Baseball Regional Opener
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Christian Bullock hit a two-run homer in the second inning to help Michigan beat Creighton 6-0 on Friday in the Corvallis regional.
Jordan Brewer, the Big Ten player of the rear, was sidelined with turf toe, but the Wolverines displayed plenty of power in his absence with three homers.
Jordan Nwogu hit an opposite-field solo homer in the fifth to increase the lead to 4-0. Jimmy Kerr also hit a solo homer for in the sixth.
Michigan starter Karl Kauffmann (9-6) worked 8 2/3 innings and allowed just six hits, with seven strikeouts and two walks. Creighton starter Mitch Ragan (8-3) went six innings and took the loss.
Michigan (42-18), the No. 3 seed in the regional, now plays 4th-seeded Cincinnati, who beat defending national champion Oregon State on the Beavers' home field yesterday, while Creighton (38-12) faces Oregon State in an elimination game
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