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Astle pitches Xavier past Creighton 5-0 to win Big East tournament

  • Xavier players celebrate with their championship trophy after defeating Creighton during an NCAA college baseball game in the championship round of the Big East conference tournament, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in New York.  Xavier won 5-0. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    Xavier players celebrate with their championship trophy after defeating Creighton during an NCAA college baseball game in the championship round of the Big East conference tournament, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in New York. Xavier won 5-0. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)  (The Associated Press)

  • Xavier's Trent Astle delivers during the second inning of an NCAA college baseball game against Creighton in the championship round of the Big East conference tournament, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in New York. Xavier won 5-0. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    Xavier's Trent Astle delivers during the second inning of an NCAA college baseball game against Creighton in the championship round of the Big East conference tournament, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in New York. Xavier won 5-0. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)  (The Associated Press)

  • ADDS LAST SENTENCE - Xavier pitcher Trent Astle, center, is congratulated by teammates as he returns to the dugout after retiring the eighth inning of an NCAA college baseball game against Creighton in the championship round of the Big East conference tournament, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in New York. Xavier won 5-0. Astle pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    ADDS LAST SENTENCE - Xavier pitcher Trent Astle, center, is congratulated by teammates as he returns to the dugout after retiring the eighth inning of an NCAA college baseball game against Creighton in the championship round of the Big East conference tournament, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in New York. Xavier won 5-0. Astle pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)  (The Associated Press)

Xavier freshman left-hander Trent Astle tossed a three-hitter to shut out top-seeded Creighton 5-0 on Sunday and lead the Musketeers to the Big East tournament title.

Astle (5-4) struck out two and walked one as Xavier (29-27), in its first season in the Big East, advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second time in school history, and first since 2009. The Musketeers will find out the opponent and site of their first-round matchup when the NCAA announces the field of 64 teams Monday.

Senior outfielder Mitch Elliott was selected the tournament's most outstanding player after going 8 for 18 with four RBIs and three runs scored in four games for Xavier.

After losing the tournament opener at MCU Park in Brooklyn to Creighton (32-17-1), fourth-seeded Xavier staved off elimination by beating St. John's and Seton Hall to reach the championship game.