Creger leads W. Kentucky past Missouri 11-6

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Chad Creger hit a three-run homer, Wade Gaynor became Western Kentucky's first 20-20 player and the Hilltoppers beat Missouri 11-6 Sunday in an NCAA elimination game.

Western Kentucky beat Missouri (35-27) for the second time in the regional.

Creger tied his career high with five RBIs. The right-fielder went 4 for 5 with four runs scored and a stolen base. His second-inning homer gave Western Kentucky (41-19) a 7-0 lead.

Terrence Dayleg also had five RBIs for the Hilltoppers.

Gaynor's steal in the fourth inning gave him 20 to go with 23 home runs. He's the first to reach those marks in a single season since the Hilltoppers began play in 1910.

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