April 6, 2007
IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa Hawkeyes lost the series opener with Penn State, 6-1, Friday afternoon at Banks Field. The Hawkeyes season record falls to 11-9 (1-4 Big Ten) the Nittany Lions improve to 8-15 (2-2 Big Ten).
Iowa got on the board first, taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Kevin Hoef hit an RBI groundout.
The Nittany Lions tied things up with a run in the second, then took a 2-1 lead when Matt Cavagnaro led off the third with a solo home run.
Penn State added a run in the sixth on an RBI groundout, then added a pair more in the seventh, highlighted by back-to-back triples from Cavagnaro and Scott Gaffney. The Nittany Lions added an insurance run in the ninth and were looking for more before the Hawkeyes turned a slick 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.
Nick Erdman started on the hill for the Hawkeyes, going six innings and taking the loss. Erdman scattered seven hits, allowed five runs and struck-out one. Mike Jacobs pitched the final three innings, giving up three hits and one run.
The Hawkeyes and Nittany Lions will continue the series tomorrow with a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.
GAME SUMMARYPenn State 011 001 201 -- 6 9 2Iowa 100 000 000 -- 1 8 0
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