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Shortstop Nicky Lopez (Creighton Athletics)


Fall Report: Creighton

Experience really matters in college baseball. Most mid-majors that make deep postseason runs — like Kent State and Stony Brook in 2012 — are loaded with seasoned upperclassmen. So there is reason to believe Creighton will be very, very good next year. After all, the Bluejays return their top seven hitters, their entire weekend rotation and their closer from a team that finished second in the Big East last year with a 13-4 conference mark.

But that’s just the kind of sentiment Creighton coach Ed Servais is trying to safeguard against.

“I’ve tried to warn them against[…]