April 6, 2005
LINCOLN, NE – The University of Iowa baseball team was defeated by the fourth-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, 6-1, Wednesday night at Hawks field. Iowa out-hit the Cornhuskers, but couldn’t capitalize, leaving nine batters on base.
The Hawkeyes (6-14, 2-2) pounded out eight hits, to Nebraska’s seven, and sent five pitchers to the mound. Junior designated hitter Skyler Moss and senior infielder Andy Lytle led the way for Iowa. Moss was 2-3 with one walk and one run scored. Lytle went 2-4 at the plate with a double.
Iowa jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Moss drew a walk, took third on a Lytle double, and crossed home plate on a Nate Yoho groundout.
Nebraska struck back in the bottom of the second with a two-run home run off of Iowa pitcher Travis Sweet to take the lead. Nebraska scored two more runs in the bottom of the fourth when Curtis Ledbetter blasted his second home run of the evening to put the Cornhuskers up 4-1. Nebraska added two more runs in the fifth to round out the scoring.
Sweet (0-2) took the loss for Iowa. He gave up two runs on two hits while striking out three. Sophomore Chris Zinn threw just over one inning of relief, giving up four runs, two of which were earned. Aaron Reasland, Tim Gudex and Kevin Sunderman combined to throw three and 2/3 innings for the Hawkeyes.
Iowa returns to action this weekend with a four-game series against Michigan. Game one is set for Friday at 3 p.m. in Ann Arbor.