Iowa Sweeps UW-Milwaukee

May 4, 2005

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IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa baseball team swept UW-Milwaukee in tonight’s doubleheader at Duane Banks Field. The Hawkeyes won the first game 5-1 and completed the sweep with an 8-2 triumph in the nightcap. Iowa improves to 21-22 overall, while UW-Milwaukee falls to 17-22.

Highlighting the Hawkeye offense tonight were Luis Andrulonis and Andy Lytle. Andrulonis was a combined 5-for-6 with two RBI and one run, while Lytle was 4-for-7 with three RBI and one run in the doubleheader.

The Panthers scored their only run of game one in the first inning without a hit. UW-Milwaukee tallied its lone run via two walks and two hits-batsmen by Hawkeye starter Travis Sweet.

Iowa scored five unanswered runs en route to victory. The Hawkeyes posted three runs in the bottom of the third on four hits and one error. Lytle singled home Skyler Moss for the Hawkeyes’ first run. Two batters later, Dusty Napoleon doubled home Lytle to give Iowa a 2-1 advantage. Andrulonis plated Napoleon on an RBI single to center later in the inning.

The Hawkeyes plated two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. Ryan Considine scored on a Jason White double to right for Iowa’s fourth run, while White scored from third on a failed pickoff attempt.

Sweet registered his second victory of the year despite walking four and hitting four batters. He did toss three innings of hitless ball. The freshman pitcher collected four strikeouts in the win. Sweet and the Iowa bullpen combined to yield only two hits in the seven innings. The Panthers left nine runners on base.

Iowa’s offense came alive late in game two’s victory. The Hawkeyes pounded out 10 hits; six in the last three innings. With the contest tied 2-2 through 3 1/2 innings, the Hawkeyes finished strong scoring the final six runs of the game. Nate Yoho leadoff the bottom of the fourth with a double down the right field line. Andy Cox followed with his fifth home run of the season over the left field fence to give the Hawkeyes a 4-2 advantage.

Iowa added four unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth. Andrulonis legged out a bases loaded infield single to plate Yoho for Iowa’s fifth run. Two batters later, Cox scored on a wild pitch. White followed with a double to left center that scored Andrulonis and Jeff Engel. Iowa’s last three runs were scored with two outs.

Andrew Sparks picked up his first victory in a Hawkeye uniform, throwing 2 2/3 innings in relief.

Iowa returns to action this weekend when the Hawkeyes host Minnesota in a four-game series starting Friday night at 6 p.m. in Duane Banks Field.

GAME ONE SUMMARYUW-Milwaukee    100  000  0  --  1  2  2Iowa        003  002  x  --  5  9  2
WP: Travis Sweet (2-3)LP: Rick Cavaiani (2-6)
GAME TWO SUMMARYUW-Milwaukee 010 100 0 -- 2 6 1Iowa 101 204 x -- 8 10 2
WP: Andrew Sparks (1-1)LP: Mike Rauwerdink (0-4)=""http:>