Iowa Loses 6-2

March 13, 2006

Box Score

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The University of Iowa baseball team was defeated by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 6-2, Monday night in the final game of the Baseball Express Collegiate Classic. The Hawkeyes (5-5) finish the tournament 0-4.

Iowa starter Travis Sweet was throwing well until a he was hit in the pitching hand by a comebacker and forced to leave the game. Notre Dame then jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the third against Hawkeye reliever Luke O’Loughlin. An RBI groundout in the fourth stretched the lead to 6-0.

The Hawkeyes then got some solid work from relief pitchers Chase Stephens, Scott Brune and Tim Gudex, who kept Notre Dame off the board for six innings.

The Hawkeye bats came alive in the bottom of the fifth, sparked by a leadoff double from L.J. Mims. Centerfielder Nate Price followed that with a triple, giving Iowa its first run of the game. Matt Wookldrik brought Price home with a groundout to second, but it was all the Hawkeyes could manage. Iowa got just one hit the rest of the way, a two-out, pinch-hit single by Brian Burmester in the bottom of the ninth.

Price and Mims each had a pair of hits for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa will have a day off before returning to action against Southern Illinois on Wednesday in the first game of the Notre Dame Tournament (held in San Antonio). First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.

GAME SUMMARYNotre Dame      005  100  000  --  6   15   0IOWA            000  020  000  --  2    7   0
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