The Creighton Bluejays started the 2012 MVC Baseball Tournament as the No. 8 seed, but they finished it as champions. The Bluejays defeated the Southern Illinois Salukies 8-6 on Saturday night to capture their second straight MVC championship, and third total under head coach Ed Servais.
The Bluejays swept their way through the tournament, going 4-0, but the title game was far from a cakewalk. They found themselves down 5-1 early in the game after the Salukis jumped on starter Ty Blach. But the Bluejays, who were the worst hitting team in the MVC in the regular season, clawed their way to make it 6-4 before exploding with four runs in the bottom of the seventh to make it 8-6. The big blow came when freshman second basemen Jake Peter singled in two runs to put the Bluejays ahead.
Creighton, who was the lowest seed to ever win the MVC tournament, will now wait to see where they'll be sent for this year's Regionals. Last year the Bluejays were sent to Corvallis, Ore. for the Oregon State Regional, where they won one game before being eliminated.
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