April 10, 2004
IOWA CITY – The Wolverines cooled off the Hawkeye bats as they recorded two shutouts in Saturday’s doubleheader. Starters Derek Feldkamp and Michael Penn each pitched seven-inning compete games, limiting the Iowa bats to eight hits over the 14 innings of work.
In the first game, Feldkamp held the Hawkeyes hitless through 5 2/3 innings. The righthander struck out five batters and scattered four hits in the complete game victory.
The Wolverines scored an unearned run in the first when right fielder Matt Butler scored on an error by Iowa left fielder Jesse Brownell.
Michigan extended its lead to 5-0 with a four-run fourth inning. Shortstop Jeremy Goldschmeding and left fielder Brad Roblin led off the inning with back-to-back singles and nine-hole hitter Eric Rose drew a walk to load the bases. Second baseman Chris Getz followed with a two-run single to right field and Butler laid down a safety squeeze to plate the third run. Third baseman A.J. Scheidt drove in the final run of the inning on a single to right field.
Michigan tallied a late run in the fifth inning. Goldschmeding singled with one out and advanced to third base on two wild pitches. The Wolverines used an RBI groundout by Justin Rose out to Iowa third baseman Luis Andrulonis to knock in the game’s final run.
Freshman Michael Washburn pitched three innings in relief of starter Austin Seward. Washburn struck out three Wolverine batters and set the side down in order in the sixth.
Freshman second baseman Jason White was 1-for-2 in the game, including the hit to break up the no-hitter in the sixth. Brownell extended his hitting streak to eight games with a seventh inning single.
In game two, Getz broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a solo homerun to right centerfield off of Iowa pitcher Ryan Dupic.
Dupic pitched out of trouble in the fourth. With runners on first and third, Dupic struck out Rose and forced Getz into a groundout to first baseman Andy Cox to keep the score, 1-0. Dupic allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings of work with three strikeouts.
Iowa had its best scoring opportunity in the bottom of the fifth. With two outs, Andy Lytle singled to left field and Gremley followed with a single into the right centerfield gap to move Lytle to third. Gremley moved up a bag on a wild pitch, but Michael Penn forced L.J. Mims to fly out to right field to end the inning and the Hawkeye threat.
The Wolverines added three insurance runs in the sixth inning. Goldschmeding singled to lead off the inning and stole second to move into scoring position. Roblin lined an RBI single to centerfield to plate the first run and Getz hit an RBI triple into the right field corner to give Michigan a 3-1 advantage. The Wolverines used a suicide squeeze by Butler to push in the final run of the inning.
Penn sat down the side in order in the final two frames. The righthander struck out six and scattered four hits in the complete game victory.
Lytle led the Hawkeyes at the plate as he collected two of Iowa’s four hits in the game.
The Hawkeyes will look to gain a series split against the Wolverines tomorrow afternoon beginning at 1 p.m. at Duane Banks Field.