Feb. 28, 2011
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LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Iowa baseball team lost Monday’s doubleheader nightcap to Kansas, 5-2, at Hoglund Stadium. The Hawkeyes beat Southern Utah, 8-3, earlier in the day.
Iowa (1-4) grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Senior Zach McCool walked to begin the inning. One out later, senior Tyson Blaser smacked a double to left center to score McCool.
The Jayhawks tied the game in the bottom of the third with an unearned run off Iowa sophomore starter Matt Dermody. Kansas scored two, two-out runs in the fourth on a bases loaded walk and hit-by-pitch to grab a 3-1 advantage. Dermody got the loss, going three and two third innings, allowing three runs (two earned), while striking out four.
Kansas extended its lead to 5-1 in the sixth with two runs. The Jayhawks recorded an RBI single off junior Nick Brown and their second bases loaded hit-by-pitch, this time off sophomore Ricky Sandquist.
Kansas (2-3) threatened to add to its lead in the bottom of the eighth off Hawkeye reliever Kevin Lee, but the senior stranded runners on second and third after recording a groundout and a strikeout.
The Hawkeyes didn’t score their second run until two outs in the top of the ninth. Blaser started the frame with his second double of the game. Later in the inning, senior Kurt Lee singled to left to score Blaser. Kansas reliever Tanner Poppe got junior Trevor Willis to fly out to end the game with two runners left on base. Poppe threw the last three innings to earn the save.
Kansas starter T.J. Walz earned the victory, allowing only one run on two hits and five walks in six innings of work.
Despite only collecting five hits, Iowa saw the ball well at the plate as seven different Hawkeyes registered a walk. The Hawkeyes left nine runners on base.
Iowa returns to action Friday when it travels to Starkville, Miss. The Hawkeyes will play Georgia State at 12:30 p.m. Following game one, Iowa will face Mississippi State. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
|Kansas 5, Iowa 2||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|W: T.J. Walz (KU) 1-2|
|L: Matt Dermody (UI) 0-2|
|SV: Tanner Poppe (KU) 1|