April 16, 2005
IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa baseball team won their seventh-straight game with a doubleheader sweep of Indiana Saturday at Banks Field. Iowa took game one 7-6, then outlasted the Hoosiers 3-2 in eight innings in game two. Iowa closer and co-Big Ten Pitcher of the Week Tim Gudex earned the win in both games. He is now 5-3 on the year.
In game one. the Hawkeyes jumped out to an early 4-1 lead in the bottom of the first when Iowa poured out six singles before a double play ended the inning.
With Iowa leading 5-2, the Hoosiers tied things up in the fifth with a trio of hits and a sacrifice bunt. The Hawkeyes re-took the lead in the bottom of the inning on an RBI double from Andy Cox, only to have Indiana tie things up again in the top of the sixth. Kris Welker gave Iowa a 7-6 lead in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI single to left. Gudex shut down the Hoosiers in the seventh to give Iowa the win.
In game two, the Hoosiers took a 2-0, first-inning lead on an RBI double and a run-scoring groundout. Iowa answered with a two spot of its own, with Nate Yoho driving in Skyler Moss, then coming around to score when Welker reached on an error.
The Hoosiers mounted a threat in the top of the seventh, getting a leadoff triple from Josh Richardson. Pitcher Chris Zinn recorded the first out before giving way to Gudex, who then tagged Richardson out at home on a fielder’s choice, then picked off Reggie Watson to end the inning.
The game remained tied 2-2 into extra innings. In the bottom of the eighth, the Hawkeyes put runners on first and third with one out for Welker, who skied a sacrifice fly to right to end the game.
Junior Nate Price had his 19-game hitting streak snapped in game two when he went 0-4. Price was robbed of hits in his final two at bats, when Indiana first baseman Ryan Parker snared hot line drives that seemed destined for the outfield.
The Hawkeyes (14-15, 8-3) and Hoosiers will wrap-up the four-game series tomorrow with a single game starting at 1 p.m.