Iowa City, Iowa Kansas University sophomore Brian Heere collected a career-high five hits, but it took freshman Zac Elgie's RBI single in the top of the ninth before the Kansas baseball team claimed a 5-4 victory against Iowa Tuesday afternoon at Duane Banks Field.
The Jayhawks improve to 19-12 overall, while Iowa falls to 11-16.
Kansas recorded 17 hits — all singles — in the game, while the Hawkeyes made four costly errors, including one in the top of the ninth inning that allowed the Jayhawks to break a 3-3 tie.
With runners on first and second with one out, Nick Faunce hit a hard ground ball to third. Trying to turn a double play, Iowa third baseman Chett Zeise threw errantly to second, which loaded the bases.
Elgie made the Hawkeyes pay with a base hit down the left field line which plated a pair of runs and broke the tie.
Kansas relief pitcher Colton Murray allowed a run in the ninth, but fanned Iowa's Phil Keppler with the tying run on third to end the game.