The Kansas baseball team earned the series victory after beating Belmont, 7-6, in the finale Sunday at E.S. Rose Park. The Jayhawks (2-1) used another strong performance from their bullpen to stop a late Belmont (1-2) comeback attempt.
Eli Davis earned the start for KU and pitched five innings to notch his first victory of the season.
The Jayhawks, who had amassed 10 hits in the first two games of the series, exploded for 14 hits against the Bruins. In the first inning, Kansas tallied four hits and five runs off Belmont starter Korey Bell.
After earning its first run of the game, KU had two runners on with one out and James Cosentino hit his second home run of the series to put the Jayhawks up 4-0. Skyler Messinger later hit a home run of his own.
Benjamin Sems provided an insurance run that became the game-winning run with a solo homer in the seventh. Belmont added one run in the seventh, but the Kansas bullpen shut the door on the Bruins. Closer Jonah Ulane tallied his first save of the season.
Kansas will travel to Charleston Southern at CSU Ballpark on Thursday.