March 13, 2006
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 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.
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