Iowa Loses to Michigan, 6-3

March 30, 2008

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ANN ARBOR, MI — The Iowa baseball team dropped its third game to Michigan Sunday, 6-3 in seven innings, in the first game of a doubleheader. In the loss Iowa scattered nine hits, including three doubles, and utilized the sacrifice.

Nick Erdman started on the mound for the Hawkeyes and received the loss. He went five innings, allowing five earned runs on 11 hits. Iowa’s Kyle Heim came in for an inning of relief, allowing no hits or runs.

To lead Iowa, Kevin Hoef went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Wes Freie swung the bat well and was 2-for-3. Justin Brauer was 2-for-4 and scored a run and Matt Mossey was 2-for-3 and scored a run as well.

Michigan got on the board first in the bottom of the first, to make it a 2-0 game. The inning featured a Nate Recknagel RBI single down the left field line.

The Wolverines continued to chip away at Erdman, scoring three in the bottom of the second. The inning featured a two-RBI double down the left field line by Recknagel. Michigan added another run in the third, making it a 6-0 Wolverine ballgame.

The Iowa offense answered in the fourth, scoring three and making it 6-3. Brauer started things off with an infield single. Mossey hit his seventh double of the season to advance Brauer to third. Pinch hitter, Kody McManis, reached base on a hit-by-pitch to load the bases for Hoef. Hoef continued to swing the bat well, hitting in two with a double down the left field line. And Caleb Curry hit a sacrifice fly to center to bring in McManis.

Game Summary
Iowa 000 300 0 - 3 9 1
Michigan 231 000 X - 6 11 0
WP - Powers (2-3)LP - Erdman (1-2)