With the loss, St. John’s fell to 27-21 overall and 6-9 in league play. The Johnnies will now need to win at least two of their final three conference games to have a chance at their 16th consecutive berth in the Big East Tournament.
Wyatt Mascarella launched his second home run in as many games to score both of the Red Storm’s runs. Mascarella tallied four extra-base hits on the weekend and drove in six of the team’s eight runs.
Peter Abinanti reached base in all four of his plate appearances, going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks.
Creighton used a pair of singles and an RBI fielder’s choice to push across the game’s first run in the home half of the opening frame.
The Red Storm threatened in the second and fourth innings to no avail, loading the bases in the second before stranding a pair in the fourth. In total, the Johnnies left 10 runners on base on the game.
The Bluejays tallied two more hits and walked twice in the bottom of the fourth, bringing home two runs and giving Creighton a 3-0 lead heading into the fifth.
After Creighton tacked on another run to make it 4-0 heading into the seventh, Mascarella put the Red Storm on the board in the ensuing frame with his second roundtripper of the weekend to left field. Brandon Bossard had singled earlier in the frame to set up Mascarella’s second two-run shot in as many days.
The Red Storm put a runner on in both the eighth and ninth innings, but could not convert as Bobby Kametas recorded his seventh save of the season for Creighton.
St. John’s has three regular season outings remaining. The Red Storm will host local rival Seton Hall for a three-game set at Jack Kaiser Stadium beginning on Thursday night. FS1 will carry Thursday’s tilt and CBS Sports Network will broadcast the finale on Saturday. Friday’s game will be streamed on the Big East Digital Network.