Game Notes -- Michigan State


May 12, 2016

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Michigan State (32-13, 11-7) at Iowa (22-23, 8-10)
Dates May 13-15, 2016
Location Iowa City, Iowa | Duane Banks Field
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Statistics Iowa | Michigan State
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Game 1
Date | Time Friday, May 13 | 6:05 p.m. (CT) | BTN Plus
Pitching Matchup IOWA: So., RHP C.J. Eldred (2-7, 3.36 ERA) vs.
MSU: RS So., RHP Ethan Landon (6-2, 2.69 ERA)
Game 2
Date | Time Saturday, May 14 | 2:05 p.m. (CT) | BTN Plus
Pitching Matchup IOWA:Sr., RHP Tyler Peyton (2-5, 5.80 ERA) vs.
MSU: Jr., LHP Joe Mockbee (2-0, 2.70 ERA)
Game 3
Date | Time Sunday, May 15 | 1:05 p.m. (CT) | BTN Plus
Pitching Matchup IOWA: Sr., RHP Calvin Mathews (0-4, 7.04 ERA) vs.

The University of Iowa baseball team closes out its home schedule, hosting Michigan State for a three-game weekend series from May 13-15 at Duane Banks Field. Friday’s series opener is set for a 6:05 p.m. (CT) start, Saturday begins at 2:05 p.m., and Sunday’s finale begins at 1:05 p.m.


? All three games of the series will be streamed live on BTN Plus.
? All three games of the weekend series will be audio streamed on Hawkeye All-Access with Brent Balbinot and Steve Duncan on the call.
? Live statistics will be available at and fans can follow the action via Twitter/UIBaseball.

Friday’s game is baseball bingo, Saturday kids can run the bases postgame, and Sunday is Senior Day. Baseball trading cards will be handed out to the first 500 fans.

Iowa will recognize 13 seniors and four managers prior to Sunday’s series and home finale against the Spartans. John Barrett, Joel Booker, Ryan Erickson, Jimmy Frankos, Connor Grant, Jared Mandel, Calvin Mathews, Daniel Aaron Moriel, Tyler Peyton, Tyler Radtke, Nick Roscetti, Eric Schenck-Joblinske, and Luke Vandermaten, along with managers Nate Howard, Chris Jelinek, Brooks Miller, and Kevin Wille will be honored in a pregame ceremony.

? Iowa enters the weekend in 10th place in the Big Ten regular season standings with six conference games remaining. Ohio State, Maryland, and Penn State are tied for sixth with 10-8 records and Illinois is ninth at 9-9. The top eight teams advance to Omaha for the 2016 Big Ten Tournament.

Minnesota (at Purdue, Ohio State)
Indiana (Illinois, at Nebraska)
Michigan State (at Iowa, Maryland)
Michigan (at Ohio State, at Illinois)
Nebraska (Penn State, Indiana)
Maryland (Rutgers, at Michigan State)
Penn State (at Nebraska, Iowa)
Ohio State (Michigan, at Minnesota)
Illinois (at Indiana, Michigan)
Rutgers (at Maryland, Northwestern)

? Iowa finished with a season-high 20 hits in its 12-0 victory at Ohio State on May 7. It was the team’s first 20-hit game since May 17, 2014, at Purdue. The Hawkeyes had seven doubles in the game — a season high.
? The Hawkeyes have had 10 or more hits in three of the last four games. Iowa has posted 10 or more hits in 14 games this season.
? Iowa had its best offensive weekend of the season from a batting average standpoint at Ohio State, finishing with a .324 average in three games. The 35 hits tied a season-high for a three-game series.
? Three players — Joel Booker, Nick Roscetti, and Mason McCoy — have started every game this season.
? Iowa is 4-14 in true road games in 2016 and 8-17 in games played away from Iowa City.
? The Hawkeyes have 25 home runs in 45 games — the sixth-most in the Big Ten — this season with 10 different players hitting at least one home run. Senior Joel Booker has a team-high five home runs.
? Senior Joel Booker is 18-of-19 on the base paths this season. The outfielder has been successful in 14 straight attempts; his only caught stealing came March 12 against Seton Hall.
? The Hawkeyes have a +60 run differential this season. Iowa is 16-2 when scoring at least six runs and 1-15 when scoring 0-2 runs. The team is 5-4 in one-run games in 2016.
? Iowa is 5-12 against left-handed starting pitching.
? Iowa is 16-1 when leading after six innings, 18-1 after seven, and 19-0 after eight innings. The Hawkeyes are 4-20 when trailing after six, 3-20 after seven, and 1-22 after eight.

? The Spartans bring a 32-13 overall and 11-7 Big Ten record into the weekend. Michigan State has dropped two of its last three Big Ten series.
? Michigan State leads the Big Ten in ERA, posting a 2.52 mark in 45 games. The Spartans have six shutouts, limit opposing hitters to a .231 average, and are third in the league with 376 strikeouts, averaging 8.4 per game.
? The Spartans are third in the Big Ten with a .298 batting average with four regulars hitting over .300. Jordan Zimmerman is third in the league with a .392 average with 15 doubles, eight home runs, 31 RBIs and 45 runs score. He also has 10 steals in 16 chances.
? Dan Durkin has a .245 average with 25 RBIs and 27 runs, while Brandon Hughes (.307) and Matt Byars (.302) round out the foursome.
? Michigan State will send redshirt sophomore RHP Ethan Landon (6-2, 2.69 ERA) to the mound Friday and junior LHP Joe Mockbee (2-0, 2.70 ERA) on Saturday. Sunday’s starter is TBA.

? The Spartans lead the all-time series, 76-61-1.
? Iowa hasn’t faced Michigan State since the 2013 season when it won two of three games in Iowa City.

? Senior Nick Roscetti ranks ninth all-time in school history with 137 singles, while senior Tyler Peyton is 13th with 123 base hits.
? Senior Tyler Radtke is ninth with 53 career appearances, while seniors Calvin Mathews and Peyton are just outside the top 10 all-time in innings pitched with 217 and 216, respectively.

Iowa dropped two of three games at Ohio State despite posting a higher batting average (.324-.218), having more hits (35-19) and scoring more runs (12-9). The Hawkeyes posted a 3.24 team ERA, compared to a 3.67 ERA for the Buckeyes.

Senior Nick Roscetti made the first cut for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award Watch List. He is one of 26 players (one of two in the Big Ten Conference) remaining for an award that is presented to the best shortstop in collegiate baseball. The Illinois native is hitting .328 with 33 runs and 32 RBIs in 2016 and he has just three errors in 45 games.

After tallying five hits in his first 26 games, freshman Mitchell Boe matched his season output in two games. The Illinois native posted back-to-back multi-hit games, going 3-for-5 with three runs, his first extra base hit, and an RBI in a 12-0 win at Ohio State. He followed it up with a 2-for-4 performance in the series finale. Boe hit .556 in the series against the Buckeyes.

Senior Tyler Peyton had his best and longest outing of the season May 7 at Ohio State, tossing seven shutout innings and scattering two hits in a 12-0 Iowa victory. Peyton’s previous long outing came in the season opener at Dallas Baptist when he went 6 1/3 innings.

The Hawkeyes had a season-high and Big Ten-high nine steals — one off the single-game school record — in a 10-4 victory over Western Illinois on May 3. Six different players had at least one steal and senior Joel Booker had a career-high three steals.

The batting order swap between seniors Tyler Peyton and Joel Booker is paying off.
? Peyton is hitting a team-best .486 (18-of-37) since making the move to the leadoff position. He has seven extra base hits, scored 10 runs, and driven in four. Peyton has a .784 slugging percentage during the stretch.
? Booker is hitting .366 in the three spot with a team-high nine RBIs and seven runs scored. He is 7-for-7 on the base paths.

Since seeing his average dip to .244 on April 3, senior Tyler Peyton has rebounded in a big way. The first baseman has 11 multi-hit games and has seen his average climb 83 points to .327. Peyton has hits in 15 of 18 games and he has reached safely in 16 straight games.
? Over the last 10 games, Peyton has six multi-hit games, where he is hitting .486 with 10 runs and four RBIs. Peyton matched a career high in hits, finishing 4-for-5 with two doubles and a triple in the series opener against Kansas State on April 29, and he had back-to-back three-hit games at Ohio State.

Senior Daniel Aaron Moriel’s bat has come to life, as the catcher has hit safely in eight of Iowa’s last 10 games. The California native has four two-hit games during the stretch and is hitting .316 with five runs, and five RBIs.

Junior Mason McCoy hit Iowa’s first cycle since 2007 when he finished 5-for-7 with three runs and six RBIs in a 22-2 victory over Air Force on April 13. The third baseman had a bunt single in the first, an RBI triple in the second, an RBI double in the fourth, and a two-run home run in the sixth. He added a two-run double in the seventh to tie the program record for hits in a game.
? Jason White was the last Hawkeye to hit for the cycle on April 22, 2007, against Illinois. That was 3,276 days and 479 games ago.
? McCoy is the second documented player to hit for the cycle in program history and the first by a Big Ten player since 2013 (Justin Parr, Illinois).
? McCoy became the 16th player to tally a five-hit game and the first since Eric Toole in 2013 at Purdue.

Iowa is 31-9 at home since the start of the 2015 season. The Hawkeyes went 17-3 last season for the most home victories since 1996. Iowa has six walk-off victories at Duane Banks Field since the start of 2015.

Sophomore Nick Gallagher is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA in his last two relief appearances. The right-hander went seven innings in back-to-back wins against No. 18/21 Michigan and Kansas State.
? Gallagher retired the first 13 batters he faced and pitched seven shutout innings in a 2-1 win over K-State to record his sixth victory on May 1. He had five strikeouts without issuing a walk.
? It came on the heels of a seven inning outing in a win over the Wolverines. He tossed six shutout innings before surrendering his only run in the ninth. He fanned a career-high seven batters and scattered six hits over seven innings.
? The Iowa City, Iowa, native has been superb in relief this season. He is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA over 41 1/3 innings. He has 36 strikeouts to nine walks.
? In Big Ten play, Gallagher is 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA in five appearances. He has 22 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings.
? Gallagher started the series finale at Ohio State and left the game in the third inning because of injury. His status is questionable against the Spartans.
? Overall, Gallagher is 6-3 with a 3.04 ERA in 12 appearances (four starts) . The six wins are tied for fourth in the Big Ten and his ERA ranks 12th.

Senior outfielder Joel Booker is hitting .339 with 64 hits, 38 runs and 30 RBIs. He has a team-best 14 doubles, two triples, and five home runs. The 14 doubles are the most by a Hawkeye since 2012.
? Booker ranks in the top-13 in the Big Ten in seven different offensive categories. He is tied for fourth in steals (18), tied for seventh in doubles (14), eighth in total bases (97), tied for eighth in hits (64), tied for 11th in runs (38), 12th in batting average (.339), and 13th in slugging percentage (.513).
? Booker is second on the team with 18 multi-hit games, including six three-hit and three four-hit contests. He went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored in the series finale against No. 18/21 Michigan and tied a career-high with four RBIs on May 7 at Ohio State.
? He had a career-best 14-game hitting streak and reached safely in 18 consecutive games earlier this season. He has hit safely in 35 games and reached safely in all but five contests.

? Senior Nick Roscetti has a team-best 22 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI contests. He had a career-best 15-game hitting streak from Feb. 26-March 22.
? He is currently riding a 12-game reached base streak.
? Roscetti is as good of a defensive shortstop as there is in the Big Ten. He has three errors in 201 chances for a .985 fielding percentage. Roscetti has one error in his last 40 games.
? The shortstop has 10 games with two or more RBIs, including a four-RBI performance, tying a career-high, in Iowa’s 7-6 walk-off victory over Bradley on March 22.
? Roscetti posted his second four-hit game of the season, tying a career-high, in the series finale at Indiana. He scored the game-winning run in the 10th inning in a 6-5 win.
? The Illinois native is 11th in the Big Ten in hits (61) and 15th in batting average (.328) this season.

? Three Iowa pitchers — Cole McDonald, Tyler Radtke, and Zach Daniels — combined to shut out Grand View, 3-0, on April 26. It was the team’s second shutout of the season.
? McDonald earned his fourth win, tossing a career-high five innings and fanning five. The New Hampton, Iowa, native has emerged as Iowa’s midweek starter, going 4-1 with a 2.95 ERA in nine appearances (seven starts). He has 23 strikeouts to four walks in 21 1/3 innings.
? In his last two relief outings, senior Ryan Erickson is 1-0 with a spotless ERA in appearances against Indiana and Ohio State. He went 5 2/3 innings, scattering a pair of hits in a win against the Hoosiers and allowed two hits in 4 1/3 innings in Columbus on May 8.

? is 2-7 with a 3.36 ERA in 12 appearances (11 starts). He took over as Iowa’s Friday night starter on March 4 at Southern Illinois.
? has 52 strikeouts to 21 walks in 76 innings — tied for the ninth-most innings and tied for 14th-most strikeouts in the Big Ten.
? has a team-best six quality starts, three coming in Big Ten play. He has allowed three runs or fewer in eight of his 11 starts and he has gone at least seven innings in four starts.
? pitched back-to-back complete games against Maryland and at Minnesota — the first Hawkeye to accomplish the feat since 2011.
? pitched his first career complete game against the Terps, allowing one run on six hits and striking out nine to out duel Maryland All-American Mike Shawaryn. He went eight innings at Minnesota, allowing four runs on seven hits in a 4-1 loss.
? posted back-to-back quality starts against Southern Illinois and Omaha… threw nine innings of two-hit, one run ball against the SIU. He had a no-hitter through 7 2/3 innings, but wasn’t involved in the decision. He allowed three runs in six innings in a 3-2 loss to Omaha.
? picked up his first career win against Dartmouth in his first career start, 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
? Is 2-5 with a 5.80 ERA in 10 appearances (nine starts).
? Pitched his best game of the season at Ohio State, scattering two hits over seven shutouts innings to pick up his second win… had three strikeouts to two walks.
? Earned his first victory of the season at Minnesota on April 3, allowing one run on five hits over five innings.
? 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.
? had his best outing since the series opener in game two against Maryland. He pitched five innings, allowing one run on three hits and struck out seven, but wasn’t involved in the decision.
? is 14-10 in his Iowa career with a 4.25 ERA in 39 starts. Peyton has 16 quality starts and has pitched into the seventh inning 15 times in his career.
? has logged 216 innings in two-plus seasons, where he has 155 strikeouts to 73 walks.
? earned third-team All-America honors by and the USBWA as a junior.
? has the best change-up in the Big Ten Conference according to Baseball America.

Iowa’s relief corps has been a strength of the 2016 pitching staff. The Hawkeye relievers are 13-4 with a 2.74 ERA and eight saves over 207 innings this season. The relievers have 162 strikeouts and are limiting opposing hitters to a .229 aeverage.
? Redshirt junior Josh Martsching has emerged as a closer. He is 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA in 12 appearances, fanning 11 in 12 2/3 innings. The Bloomfield, Iowa, native is tied for the team-high with three saves.
? Freshman Zach Daniels is 1-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 12 appearances, fanning 13 in 14 1/3 innings. Daniels hasn’t given up a run in his last 7 1/3 innings.

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