Iowa Falls in Series Finale


March 23, 2013

Box Score

CAROL STREAM, Ill. — Northwestern’s Brandon Magallones scattered four hits over 8 1/3 innings to lead the Wildcats to a 5-1 victory over the University of Iowa baseball team in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader at Lee Pfund Stadium. NU won the weekend series, taking 2-of-3 games.

“We didn’t come out with very much focus,” said UI head coach Jack Dahm. “We had four errors in the first three innings. Their guy threw a great game, and we couldn’t manufacture any offense.”

Magallones allowed one earned run, and finished with seven strikeouts to two walks to improve to 3-1 this season. Reliever Dan Tyson pitched the final 2/3 of an inning and got out of a bases loaded jam to pick up his first save.

Northwestern grabbed the 1-0 lead in the third inning, scoring an unearned run. Kyle Ruchim opened the frame by reaching on an error by left fielder Kris Goodman before scoring on an RBI groundout by Jack Havey.

After holding the Wildcats scoreless in the fourth and fifth innings, Northwestern plated runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to break the game open.

Walker Moses had an RBI bunt single in the sixth, Jack Mitchell had an RBI single up the middle in the seventh, and Jake Schieber doubled home the fourth run in the eighth. NU plated a second run — an unearned run — in the inning following Iowa’s fifth error of the contest.

The Hawkeyes put on their rally hats, loading the bases with one out in the ninth inning on a pair of walks and a single by Jake Mangler to chase Magallones. Tyson struck out pinch hitter Ryan Rumpf for the second out before sophomore Taylor Kaufman scored on a wild pitch to make it a 5-1 game. Tyson then got junior Trevor Kenyon to ground out to end the game.

Freshman Calvin Mathews was solid in his third start, but suffered his third loss of the season. The right-hander gave up one run on two hits over five innings, finishing with four strikeouts. Freshman Josh Martsching, sophomore Andrew Hedrick and senior Ben Bergman each gave up earned runs in single innings of relief.

Freshman Nick Roscetti tallied two of Iowa’s four hits in the game, finishing 2-for-3. It was the infielder’s first career multi-hit game.

Iowa (9-10, 1-2) returns to action Wednesday, hosting Creighton in its home opener at Duane Banks Field. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. (CT).

Northwestern 5, Iowa 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Iowa (9-10, 1-2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 5
Northwestern (9-6, 2-1) 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 X 5 10 0
Game Decision
W: Magallones (NU) 3-1
L: Mathews (IOWA) 0-3
S: Tyson (NU) 1