- BASEBALL: Big 5th Inning Over East Helps Prep Stay Undefeated
By Jeff Motz
Omaha Creighton Prep needed to find a way to break loose from a 1-1 ballgame against Lincoln East Monday afternoon.
The Junior Jays got some clutch, two-out hitting and scored five runs in the top of the fifth to earn a 6-1 victory over the Spartans at Den Hartog Field.
After Zach Luckey and Andrew Morrow each singled to get on base with two outs, Brett Vosik delivered a two-run single. Prep clean-up hitter Brandon Bena got a base hit to load up the bases, then a walk and an East error on a fielder's choice set up Lucas Ripa's two-run single to right field.
East (1-6) got a run in the first inning via walk and two errors. Prep's Matt Reiner scored in the second inning after he got on base off an infield single.
Prep (8-0) got seven hits to East's four in the game. Both teams each committed two errors.