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|Iowa at Spring Swing at LakePointe|
|Dates||March 11-14, 2016|
|Location||Emerson, Ga. | Perfect Game Park South at LakePointe|
|Statistics||IOWA | Omaha | Seton Hall | Savannah State | Point University|
|Radio/Streaming||Hawkeye All-Access (All)|
|Game 1 vs. Omaha|
|Date | Time||Friday, March 11 | 2:30 p.m. (CT)|
|Pitching Matchup||IOWA: So., RHP C.J. Eldred (1-0, 1.00 ERA) vs.
OMAHA: Sr., RHP Tyler Fox (2-1, 2.04 ERA)
|Game 2 vs. Seton Hall|
|Date | Time||Saturday, March 12 | 3:30 p.m. (CT)|
|Pitching Matchup||IOWA: Sr., RHP Tyler Peyton (0-2, 4.82 ERA) vs.
SHU: Fr., LHP Cullen Dana (1-0, 2.45 ERA)
|Game 3 vs. Savannah State|
|Date | Time||Sunday, March 13 | Noon (CT)|
|Pitching Matchup||IOWA: Sr., RHP Calvin Mathews (0-1, 3.00 ERA) vs.
SSU: Fr., RHP Gregory Hollman (0-1, 5.28 ERA)
|Game 4 vs. Point University|
|Date | Time||Monday, March 14 | 1:30 p.m. (CT)|
|Pitching Matchup||IOWA: TBA vs.
The University of Iowa baseball team heads to Emerson, Georgia, for four games at the Spring Swing at LakePointe. The Hawkeyes will face Omaha at 2:30 p.m. (CT) Friday, Seton Hall at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Savannah State at noon Sunday, and Point University at 1:30 p.m. Monday. All four games will be played at Perfect Game Park South at LakePointe.
? Iowa’s live audio stream of the three games will be available on Hawkeye All-Access. Zach Mackey will be on the call. Steve Duncan or Ray Gilmore will provide color commentary. ? Live statistics will be available at www.hawkeyesports.com and fans can follow the action via Twitter/UIBaseball.
? Sophomore Austin Guzzo is hitting .833 with five RBIs and six runs scored over his last two games. He has five hits in six at-bats and has a 1.000 slugging and .900 on-base percentage.
? Senior Joel Booker is leading the team with a .359 average with 14 hits in 39 at-bats. The North Carolina native has five doubles; he had 10 extra base hits all of his junior season.
? Booker is also pacing the team with four steals (in four attempts) this season. The outfielder was 9-for-14 in stolen base attempts last season.
? Sophomore Cole McDonald picked up his first career win against Northwestern College, tossing two shutout innings. Shane Ritter, Sam Lizarraga, and Jared Mandel combined for the seven-inning shutout.
? The Mavs have lost three of their last four games to see their record drop to 7-7 overall. UNO split a midweek series at Air Force (W, 12-3, L, 10-18) following a series loss at Grand Canyon last weekend.
? Omaha is hitting .305 as a team and averaging 5.9 runs per game. The team has 32 extra base hits, including seven home runs.
? Seven players are hitting over .300, including Cole Gruber, who paces the team with a .397 average. He has 23 hits, 15 runs, and is 11-of-13 on the base paths. Clayton Taylor is hitting .354 with four home runs, 13 runs, and 22 RBIs.
? The Mavs have struggled on the mound, posting a 6.27 team ERA, allowing 101 runs on 163 hits in 122 innings. The team has 81 strikeouts to 46 walks and opponents are hitting .324.
? Senior RHP Tyler Fox will likely start Friday. He is 2-1 with a 2.04 ERA in three starts, allowing 11 runs (four earned) on 18 hits over 17 2/3 innings. Fox has 13 strikeouts to three walks.
SETON HALL NOTABLES
? The Pirates have won four of their last five games to even their record at 6-6 overall. Seton Hall beat Indiana twice (7-2, 6-4 (10) last weekend and lost 9-3 to Ohio State at the Snowbird Classic.
? Seton Hall is hitting .266 as a team and is averaging 4.2 runs per game. Five Pirate players are hitting above .300 with Mikael-Ali Moques leading the team with a .375 average with eight runs, five doubles, and eight RBIs.
? The Pirates, who have a 4.63 team ERA, will start freshman LHP Cullen Dana, who is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in two starts. He has allowed three runs on four hits in 11 innings and has 11 strikeouts to four walks.
SAVANNAH STATE NOTABLES
? The Tigers are 4-10 overall.
? Savannah State is hitting .247 as a team and average 4.4 runs per game. The Tigers have two players hitting above .300 in Mendez Elder (.365) and Jonathan Moore (.324). Elder has a team-best seven doubles, 11 runs, and 10 RBIs.
? The Tigers, who have a 6.66 team ERA, have allowed 148 hits over 119 innings and have 81 walks to 72 strikeouts. Opponents are hitting .306 against the staff.
? RHP Greg Holman will start against Iowa. He is 0-1 with a 5.28 ERA, allowing five runs on seven hits over eight innings in three starts.
? The Skyhawks, an NAIA team in West Point, Georgia, are 7-12 overall, losers of three of their last four contests.
? Point is hitting .249 as a team and is averaging 4.7 runs per game. Nathan Greene leads the team with a .356 average with 14 runs and seven RBIs. Christian Cabral has a team-best 12 RBIs and two home runs.
? The Skyhawks have a 4.11 team ERA, allowing 145 hits and 103 runs (65 earned) over 142 1/3 innings.
? Iowa leads the all-time series over Nebraska-Omaha, 7-4. The Hawkeyes last faced the Mavericks in 2014, winning 7-1 in Port Charlotte.
? The Hawkeyes are 0-1 all-time against Seton Hall, dropping a 2-0 decision during the 2011 season in St. Petersburg, Florida.
? Iowa has never faced Savannah State or Point University.
BREAKING DOWN 28-0
Iowa opened its 2016 home schedule with a 28-0 blasting of Northwestern College on March 8 at Banks Field. The 28 runs are the second-most in a single game in school history.
? All nine starters and 11 players tallied an RBI in the game. Iowa had 24 RBIs among the 28 runs.
? Nine different players tallied a hit, eight posted multi-hit games, and 13 different players scored at least one run. Iowa drew 11 walks in the contest.
IN THE B1G
? Iowa is second in the Big Ten with 64 runs scored and has the fifth-best on-base percentage (.375) and fifth-most RBIs (57). The Hawkeyes lead the conference in walks (52).
? Senior Nick Roscetti is tied for third in runs scored (11) and Booker is tied for sixth with four steals.
SOPHOMORE C.J. Eldred…
? has been Iowa’s most consistent pitcher, going 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA in three appearances (two starts). Eldred ranks sixth in the Big Ten in ERA and second in opposing batting average (.129).
? recorded a quality start at Southern Illinois, throwing nine innings of two-hit, one run ball. He had a no-hitter through 7 2/3 innings, but wasn’t involved in the decision.
? picked up his first career win against Dartmouth, allowing one run on four hits over five innings, fanning five.
? sat out the 2015 season after transferring from Indiana University, where he redshirted in 2014.
? is the son of former Hawkeye first round MLB Draft pick and Major Leaguer Cal Eldred.
SENIOR Tyler Peyton…
? logged a quality start at Dallas Baptist, going 6 1/3 innings, scattering two hits, and striking out six. Both runs were unearned, as he took the loss.
? is expected to take the ball in game two this weekend against Seton Hall.
? did not pitch at Southern Illinois due to forearm tightness.
? is 12-7 in his Iowa career with a 3.89 ERA in 32 starts. Peyton has 15 quality starts and has pitched into the seventh inning 14 times in his career.
? has logged 180 1/3 innings in two-plus seasons, where he has 126 strikeouts to 59 walks.
? earned third-team All-America honors by D1Baseball.com and the USBWA as a junior.
? has the best change-up in the Big Ten Conference according to Baseball America.
SENIOR Calvin Mathews…
? is 10-12 with a 3.09 ERA in 42 appearances (38 starts). He has logged 198 1/3 innings, allowing 179 hits, striking out 138 strikeouts to 60 walks.
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