The Kansas baseball team used timely at bats and solid pitching to earn its first home victory of the season, 3-2, against Creighton at Hoglund Ballpark on Wednesday.
The Bluejays (4-6) attacked first, earning the lead after a double scored a run in the third inning. Kansas (6-6) was quick to respond, however.
In the bottom of the third, Nolan Metcalf reached base on a throwing error by the third baseman. It also allowed Casey Burnham to cross the plate and even the score for Kansas. Metcalf was later hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to give KU a 2-1 lead in the fifth.
After Creighton tied the ballgame with a homer in the sixth, Kansas answered in the bottom of the seventh. Metcalf came through with a base knock to left, scoring Burnham to put the Jayhawks back on top for good.
Nathan Barry (1-1) and Blake Goldsberry each pitched a scoreless inning in relief. Jonah Ulane struck out the side in the ninth to finish things off for KU.
Kansas will host Indiana State for a series this weekend.