IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa baseball team hosts Cornell College on Tuesday at 4:05 p.m. (CT) for its home opener at Duane Banks Field. It is $2 Tuesday, including $2 tickets and hot dogs.
The Hawkeyes are 5-1 overall after taking 2-of-3 games at the All-State Sugar Bowl Baseball Classic Series in New Orleans last weekend. Iowa won the opener against Virginia Tech, 2-1, in 10 innings, and it defeated tournament host, New Orleans, on Sunday, 8-2.
Tuesday’s game will be the first regular season contest for Cornell this season. The Hawkeyes are 60-10 all-time against Cornell. The Rams finished 19-20 in 2017, finishing 12-8 in the Midwest Conference.
The Hawkeyes will start freshman left-hander Trenton Wallace for his first career start. The Rock Island, Illinois, native is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA over 1 2/3 innings. Wallace allowed one run on one hit and fanned two in his lone appearance Feb. 18 against Old Dominion.
The Rams will counter with junior right-hander Zachary Greenwald. The Dubuque, Iowa, native started 12 games last season and was 2-4 with a 4.38 ERA. He tallied 13 strikeouts and 16 walks.
Tuesday’s game will be streamed on BTN Plus on BTN2Go. The game will also be available via the Hawkeyes Radio Network with Zach Mackey on the call.