April 2, 2012
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|Iowa (10-14, 3-3) vs. South Dakota State (6-13-1)|
|Dates||Tuesday, April 3 – Wednesday, April 4|
|Location||Iowa City, Iowa | Duane Banks Field|
|Statistics||South Dakota State | Iowa|
|Live Stats||Gametracker of all three games at hawkeyesports.com|
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa baseball team hosts South Dakota State in two mid-week games this week. The Hawkeyes face the Jackrabbits on Tuesday at 6:05 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:05 p.m. Both contests will be played at Duane Banks Field. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for students.
The Hawkeyes (10-14, 3-3) are 3-2 at home this season. Iowa opened its home slate with a 20-1 win over Grant View on March 21. Iowa then won 2-of-3 in its Big Ten opening series against Northwestern from March 23-25. Iowa dropped a 3-1 decision to Nebraska-Omaha at home March 28.
Last weekend, the Hawkeyes lost 2-of-3 at Indiana in their first Big Ten road series of the year. Iowa fell on Friday, 10-7, before blanking the Hoosiers on Saturday, 4-0. The win marked the 200th career victory at Iowa for head coach Jack Dahm.
Matt Dermody started and pitched a gem. The junior tossed a season-high seven innings, allowing zero runs while scattering four hits. He struck out three Hoosiers to earn his first victory of the season.
Iowa fell at Indiana on Sunday, 10-5, in the rubber match of the three-game set. The Hawkeyes led 5-0 heading to the bottom of the fourth before Indiana scored the final 10 runs of the game to earn the series-clinching victory.
South Dakota State, coached by Dave Schrage, is 6-13-1. Schrage coached at Northern Iowa from 1991-99. The Jackrabbits last played on March 28, falling at Minnesota, 9-3. South Dakota State has played all of its games on the road this season.
Iowa travels to Nebraska this weekend for the first ever Big Ten match-up between the two schools. The two will play a three-game set in Lincoln, Neb., beginning Friday at 6:35 p.m. The Hawkeyes and Huskers will also face-off at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday and at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday. All times are listed Central.