April 18, 2006
IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa baseball team was defeated by the North Dakota State Bison, 11-8, Tuesday night at Banks Field. The Hawkeyes fall to 15-18, while the Bison upped their record to 4-27.
Redshirt freshman T.J. Cataldo went 2-of-4 with a run scored on the day – getting his first collegiate hits.
Iowa jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first, a hit batsman, a walk, five stolen bases and a double. Leadoff hitter Nate Price was hit by starter Jake Laber, then stole second and third on consecutive pitches. Matt Wooldrik drew a walk to put runners on the corners, then Travis Sweet brought home the games first run with a sacrifice fly. Wooldrik then stole second and advanced to third on a wild ball four to Ben Geelan. Geelan and Wooldrik then executed a perfect double steal. Dusty Napoleon’s double then plated Geeland to give Iowa its third run.
In the top of the second, the Bison came storming back with eight runs off three hits and a trio of costly Hawkeye errors. North Dakota State stretched their lead to 10-3 in the third with a two-run home run from Jared Sullivan.
Iowa cut the lead to 10-7 in the third with four runs. Freshman Kevin Hoef and Justin Toole had RBI singles, and Price had a two-run knock.
The two teams traded runs in the fourth, then stayed off the scoreboards the rest of the game.
Iowa and North Dakota State will go at it again tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m.
GAME SUMMARYNorth Dakota St. 082 100 000 -- 11 10 1IOWA 304 100 000 -- 8 10 3
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