OMAHA, Neb. - Wichita State used three home runs to defeat Creighton 8-3 in game two of a three-game series.
Cody Lassley went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a home run, while Johnny Coy went 3-for-5 with a home run and Bret Bascue went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a home run.
Starter Tim Kelley earned his eighth win of the season. He pitched eight innings and gave up just one earned run off of 10 hits with three strikeouts.
Creighton scored its first run of the series in the first inning. Elliot Soto led off with a single and advanced to second on a groundout. He moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a two-out infield single from Carson Vitale to give CU a 1-0 lead.
The Shockers answered with two runs in the second as Johnny Coy and Bret Bascue led off the inning with back-to-back home runs to right field to put WSU in front 2-1.
The Bluejays tied the game at two in the second with another unearned run off of Shocker starter Tim Kelley.
Cody Lassley hit his ninth home run of the year in the fifth, a three-run blast to left field to put WSU back in front 5-2, but CU cut into the lead with a run in the fifth to make the score 5-3.
The Shockers tacked on three more in the seventh. Lassley singled to centerfield with one out and stole second before Coy moved him to third on a single through the left side. Lassley scored on a sacrifice fly from Bascue and Coy scored on a double down the right field line from Ryan Jones. Jones scored the final run of the inning all the way from second base on a wild pitch to give WSU an 8-3 advantage.
The Shockers and Creighton play the final game of the series at 1 p.m. on Sun., May 9 at the CU Sports Complex.