It was a rough weekend for the Iowa Hawkeye baseball team as they fell victim to a sweep at the hands of the nationally ranked Indiana Hooisers. This series was pushed from Friday-Sunday to Saturday-Monday due to the weather, but it didn’t change anything, the games still needed to be played.
In game one the Hoosiers took down the Hawkeyes by a score of 6-3. Calvin Mathews had arguably his worst start of the year, he went six innings, gave up 10 hits, and five earned runs. However, this was probably the toughest matchup Mathews has seen at this point in the year. Jake Mangler and Nick Day stood out for the Hawkeyes on the offensive side, the pair combined for five of the nine hits for the Hawkeyes. Tyler Peyton drove in two of the three runs for Iowa.
Game two on Sunday just got worse for the Hawkeyes. They dropped this one by a score of 14-3. Sasha Keubel had his worst start of the year. The lefty recorded just one out in the game, gave up seven hits, and five earned runs. Matt Allen, who was the third pitcher used by Rick Heller, went a majority of the game – six and two thirds to be exact – and gave up five hits and four earned runs. Taylor Zeutenhorst was the bright spot on the offensive side, he had two hits and one RBI.
Monday rolled around and the Hawkeyes were looking to salvage at least one W. They didn’t get their wish. The Hoosiers downed the Hawkeyes 5-3. Tyler Peyton had his best start of the year. He went seven innings, gave up five hits, and one earned run. Tyler Radtke was tagged with the loss, he went a third of an inning and gave up four hits and four earned runs. Jake Yacinich had two hits for the Hawkeyes, that led the team. Nick Roscetti drove in two for the Hawkeyes.
Iowa, now 16-12 and 3-6 in the Big Ten, will have to turn right around and play the Kansas Jayhawks today at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City. They’ll have a game tonight and then another one tomorrow afternoon before they travel to Northwestern this weekend. First pitch for tonight is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT.