April 8, 2005
ANN ARBOR, MI – The University of Iowa baseball team plated ten runs in the eighth inning to defeat Big Ten foe Michigan, 13-12 at Ray Fisher Stadium. Iowa belted 20 hits on the evening and with the win improve to 3-2 in Big Ten action.
The Hawkeyes (7-14, 3-2) trailed 11-3 heading into the eighth inning, but smacked five hits and scored five runs off three Michigan pitchers before they even recorded an out. Kris Welker and Jesse Brownell walked to start off the inning and a Dusty Napoleon single loaded the bases with no outs. Andy Cox then doubled to right field, scoring Welker and Brownell. Jason White, Nathan Price and Skyler Moss each followed with RBI singles to cut the Hawkeye deficit to 11-8.
After Nate Yoho sacrificed in a run with a flyout to center field, Welker hit an RBI single to left and Brownell doubled to right center to score the tying run. Napoleon and Cox each followed with RBI singles to put Iowa up 13-11 before Cox was caught stealing and White struck out to end the inning. The Hawkeyes belted 10 hits, eight of which were singles, and scored 10 runs in the inning. Iowa left only one runner on base.
Michigan jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Iowa responded with one run in the second and two in the third to gain a 3-1 lead. With two outs in the second, Brownell doubled down the left field line before Napoleon smacked an RBI single to right field to tie the game. In the third, Yoho hit an RBI double to left center and Welker followed with an RBI single to put the Hawkeyes ahead.
Luke O’Loughlin started for Iowa, throwing four and 2/3 innings, but gave up six earned runs. Ryan Dupic picked up his first win of the season while Tim Gudex threw two innings of relief to earn his first save.
The Hawkeyes return to action at Ray Fisher Stadium Saturday against the Wolverines. First pitch is scheduled to be thrown at 1 p.m.
IOWA 012 000 0(10)0 — 13 20 3
Michigan 100 050 50 1 — 12 15 0
WP – Ryan Dupic (1-0)
LP – Paul Hammond (1-2)