After winning the first game of the weekend set by a score of 3-2, the Iowa Hawkeyes dropped the final two games in Ann Arbor by scores of 4-2 and 6-5.
Calvin Mathews continues what has been a fantastic year with his start on Friday. He went 9 innings in a complete game effort, he gave up 6 hits, 2 earned runs, and he struck out 9 batters. Tyler Peyton drove in two runs in the game, one in the 4th and another in the 5th to lead the offensive charge for the Hawkeyes on Friday night.
Saturday was kind of a heartbreaker for this Hawkeye baseball team. They were trailing 1-0 going into the 8th inning and they promptly put up 2 runs to take the lead from Michigan. Only problem is, Michigan turned right around and planted 3 runs on the Hawkeyes in the bottom half of the inning to take the lead back. Iowa got a good start from Sasha Kuebel who went 7 innings, gave up 4 runs – just one was earned – and struck out 8 batters. The Hawkeyes didn’t show me much on the offensive side, they recorded just 4 hits in the ball game.
Sunday brought along more 8th inning magic for the Hawkeyes. Iowa trailed 5-0 going into the 8th inning and put 5 runs on the Wolverines to shock them and tie the ball game. However, Michigan’s Jackson Glines would single to right field in the bottom of the 9th to drive in the winning run and give Michigan the W. Taylor Zeutenhorst had 3 hits in 5 trips for the Hawkeyes as he led the offensive charge. Blake Hickman drove in 2 of Iowa’s 5 runs on Sunday.
Iowa will now travel to Peoria to take on Bradley in another mid-week contest. That game will be played on Wednesday with first pitch at 6:30 p.m.