Iowa Loses in Indiana

May 7, 2006

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The University of Iowa baseball team failed in its bid to capture a series sweep at Indiana Sunday, dropping game four 10-5. Iowa (21-26, 10-14) still managed to take its second conference series by winning 3-of-4 games and remains in the hunt for a Big Ten Tournament invite.

While the Hawkeyes never gave up a big inning, the Hoosiers took an early lead and responded every time Iowa tried to claw back in the game. Errors plagued Iowa throughout the game, as three miscues led to four unearned runs.

Jeff Engel went 3-for-4 with a run scored, while Nate Price and Jason White each picked up a pair of hits.

Freshman Steve Turnbull took the loss for Iowa, giving up four runs on four hits in two and 2/3 innings of work.

Trailing 5-1 in the fifth, Iowa looked to get back into the game when Dusty Napoleon blasted a two-run home run over the right-centerfield fence to cut the lead to two runs, but Indiana came right back with a run in the bottom of the inning, then scored two in the sixth. Iowa added a run in the seventh, but the Hoosiers countered with two in the bottom of the frame to stay a step ahead. The Hawkeyes got a single run in the eighth and loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, but it wasn’t to be and Iowa took the loss.

The Hawkeyes will return to action Friday with a four-game weekend series against Purdue. Friday’s game is set for 6 p.m.

GAME SUMMARYIOWA        010  020  110  --  5   12   3Indiana     112  112  20x  -- 10  12   2
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