Toole Leads Hawkeye Offense

March 27, 2009

Larry Watts of recently sat down with Justin Toole of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Even if the University of Iowa ends up not having all the tools for a successful run to the Big Ten title in 2009, the one Toole it does have should make things interesting for Hawkeye opponents.

Life at the top of the order is going well for the Hawkeye senior shortstop Justin Toole. During Iowa’s latest five-game stretch, where they posted four wins, Toole was a catalyst to a number of rallies by banging out 11 hits in 20 appearances, lifting his batting average to .353. He scored nine runs, drove in six, collected a pair of doubles and even stroked his first home run of the year, matching his career high from his sophomore season.

Toole, who was named the Big Ten player of the week, admits he may have been the most surprised person in the park when he hit that home run during a 25-6 rout of Tennessee-Martin.

To read Larry Watts’ entire article, click HERE.