Scott Stahoviak had three hits and two RBIs, and Steve Hinton drove in three runs, powering seventh-seeded Creighton to an 8-4 College World Series victory over No. 2 Clemson in the first round Saturday.
The game matched two of the nation's top offensive teams. Creighton led the county with a .361 batting average and Clemson topped all scorers with a 10-run average.The Bluejays (50-20) rewarded the fourth-largest crowd in CWS history with 11 hits off six Clemson pitchers and the 16,244 in attendance made plenty of noise for their hometown team in its first national championships.
Creighton pitcher Mike Heathcott scattered seven hits and earned a school record 15th win against one loss.
The Bluejays advance to Monday's 5:37 p.m. MDT winners bracket game against the winner of the Wichita State-Long Beach State contest Saturday night.