Baseball has no boundaries
The Iowa baseball program has had the opportunity to travel abroad and represent the University of Iowa and the United States through the greatest game — baseball.
In 2017, Iowa had the opportunity to represent the United States at the World University Games. The Hawkeyes battled teams from countries around the world, going 5-2 in a two-week span. Iowa posted victories over Mexico, Russia, Korea, and two against the Czech Republic.
Gold Medal Game
Representing Team USA, the Hawkeyes advanced to the Gold Medal Game against Japan. Iowa fell to Japan, earning the silver medal and becoming the first American Squad to medal in Universiade history.
Junior Cole McDonald tossed a nine-inning no-hitter in game one against the Czechs — the first by a Hawkeye since 1965.
It was a trip of a lifetime on and off the field.
The Hawkeyes took a foreign trip to the Dominican Republic in 2016. Iowa played four games in one of baseball’s hotbeds, but it was the experiences off the field that hit home for the team.
On the first day of the trip, Iowa held a youth clinic for over 100 kids. Plentiful smiles and loads of excitement, it was an eye-opening experience for the team, who shared their baseball love and knowledge with the kids