April 5, 2006
BLOOMINTONG, IL – The University of Iowa baseball team was defeated in their rubber match with the Illinois State Redbirds Wednesday in Bloomington, IL, 5-2. Iowa (11-12) falls below the .500 mark for the first time this year.
The game was the third meeting between the three teams. Iowa won the first one 11-0, but the Redbirds won the second meeting 7-3 last week.
Illinois State got all five runs in the fifth inning when they took advantage of a costly Hawkeye miscue. The Redbirds loaded the bases with one out on a single and two hit batsmen, then Jesse Griswald reached on an error by third baseman Kevin Hoef, which allowed two runs to cross the plate. Illinois State got a pair of RBI base hits from Nick Christ and Mike Torkarski to take a 5-0 lead.
Iowa came back in the fifth with a pair of runs. The Hawkeyes loaded the bases with no outs when Ryan Gryzwa singled, Nate Price walked and Jason White beat out a bunt for a hit. Ben Geelan brought home the first Hawkeye run by drawing a walk. Iowa got another on an RBI groundout from Wes Freie, but couldn’t push any more across.
The Hawkeyes will hit the road this weekend for a four-game series at Penn State.
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