NEW YORK (AP) — Bryan Sova allowed one run in a five-hitter as Creighton advanced to the Big East tournament title game with a 2-1 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday.
Sova (6-1) struck out five and walked none, throwing 82 of his 110 pitches for strikes to lead top-seeded Creighton (32-16-1) at MCU Park in Brooklyn. The Bluejays got two runs in the third inning on an RBI triple by Mike Gerber and a run-scoring double by Reagan Fowler, and that was all that was needed for Sova — Creighton's closer for most of the season.
Luke Cahill (10-2) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings for Seton Hall (39-14), which was scheduled to play Xavier later Saturday. The winner would advance to face Creighton in the championship Sunday.
Derek Jenkins had an RBI single in the sixth, but that was all Seton Hall could muster against Sova.