It took 14 innings, but the Kansas baseball team notched its first win of the season, downing #1 TCU in 14 innings. Junior first baseman Zac Elgie hit a hard grounder that went through the legs of the TCU third baseman to give Kansas a 4-2 lead in the 14th.
TCU wouldn't go away quietly though. They hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 14th and then loaded the bases before Colton Murray got out of it to earn the win for the Jayhawks. Murray was the star of the show today, throwing 7 innings and over 100 pitches in relief.
Elgie hit is first home run of the year in the 5th. It was also Kansas's first homer.
Tanner Poppe struggled with his control, walking 5 and hitting 2 more batters in his 6 innings of work, but he also struck out 5 and only gave up 3 hits and 1 run.
Casey Lytle was 3-6 and Jake Marasco 2-4 for Kansas. The Jayhawks play their home opener Tuesday at 3 PM vs. Creighton, and yours truly will (probably) be there so feel free to come buy me a beverage.