CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Jonas Dufek threw a five-hitter and Scott Thornburg and Anthony Bemboom had consecutive RBI singles in the seventh inning in Creighton’s 2-1 victory over Georgia on Friday in the opening game of the NCAA Corvallis Regional.
Dufek (12-1) struck out 10 and walked one in the game that took 1 hour, 46 minutes to complete. He retired the Bulldogs in order in the eighth and ninth innings, with no ball leaving the infield.
On Saturday, Creighton (45-14) will face the winner of the game between Oregon State and Arkansas-Little Rock. Georgia (31-31) will play the loser in the four-team, double-elimination regional.
Jonathan Hester had an RBI double for Georgia in the seventh.
Michael Palazzone (10-5) allowed seven hits in eight innings for the Bulldogs.