March 23, 2007
IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa Hawkeyes completed a doubleheader sweep against the North Dakota State Bison Friday night with an 8-0 win.
Sophomore starting pitcher Steve Turnbull threw a gem for the Hawkeyes (7-5), allowing just two hits in a seven-inning shutout. The White Bear Lake, MN, native faced just one batter above the minimum, striking out seven and walking none.
“Steve had some good stuff today,” Iowa Head Coach Jack Dahm said. “He has an incredible amount of ability and overpowering stuff – I’m not sure he knows how good he can be. He has a chance to be special.”
The Hawkeyes struck first with a pair of runs in the opening frame. White and Sweet led off with a pair of singles, then came home when Napoleon ripped a single to center.
Iowa stretched its lead to 5-0 in the bottom of the fifth on RBI single from Napoleon, a Bison error and an RBI off the bat of T.J. Cataldo. The Hawkeyes broke the game wide open in the next inning, posting three runs on three hits to take an 8-0 lead.
Turnbull put an emphatic period on the game, striking out the side in the top of the seventh.
The Hawkeyes return to action tomorrow with a doubleheader against North Dakota State beginning at 1 p.m.
GAME SUMMARYNorth Dakota St. 000 000 0 -- 0 2 3Iowa 200 033 x -- 8 12 0
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