April 23, 2006
CHAMPAIGN, IL – After dropping its first three games of the series, University of Iowa baseball team pounded out 23 hits in a 17-3 win over the University of Illinois Sunday afternoon in Champaign. The Hawkeyes up their record to 17-21 (6-10 in the Big Ten).
Sophomore Travis Sweet had a monster game for Iowa, going 5-for-6 with three runs scored and an RBI. The five hits ties an Iowa record. Five other Hawkeyes have five hits in the game, the last was current Iowa color man Kurt Vitence against Penn State in 2000.
Junior Brian Burmester also had a career game, going 2-of-4 with his first career home run. The designated hitter had three RBIs and three runs scored on the day.
Senior closer Tim Gudex (4-1) earned the win after getting a surprise start. He allowed just three hits over five and 2/3 innings while striking out four. The Appleton, WI, native didn’t allow a baserunner until the bottom of the fifth.
After a scoreless first, the Hawkeyes posted four runs off four hits and an error in the top of the second to jump out to an early lead. Iowa never looked back from there, scoring two in the third, three in the fourth, four in the fifth and three in the sixth. Iowa also added a run in the eighth on an RBI single from Burmester.
The Hawkeyes return to action this Wednesday against Northern Iowa at the Corridor Classic in Cedar Rapids, IA. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.
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