Baumann’s Career-Best Start Leads Iowa to 5-1 Win

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Redshirt junior Cam Baumann’s career-best start propelled the University of Iowa baseball team to a 5-1 victory over Ohio State on Saturday afternoon at Bill Davis Stadium. The Hawkeyes and Buckeyes split four games this season.

Bauman (1-2) tossed a career-best seven innings, allowing one run on just three hits. He struck out five and issued a pair of walks while throwing 101 pitches.

Ohio State jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third inning on a two-out solo home run from Colton Bauer. Baumann and the Hawkeye pitching staff didn’t allow another hit the rest of the way.

Iowa took the lead in the fourth on a towering, no-doubt, two-run home run from sophomore Tyler Snep. It was his third blast of the season and third home run in four games.

Iowa got an insurance run in the fifth. After Ben Norman walked to leadoff the inning, he scored on Brayden Frazier’s two-out double into the left field gap. It was Frazier’s second double of the game.

The Hawkeyes put the game away in the ninth, getting their fourth run on a solo home run to straightaway centerfield from Norman and the final run came on a bloop single from redshirt junior Brett McCleary.

After redshirt senior Trace Hoffman entered to pitch in the eighth, he hit a batter and issued a first pitch ball before Iowa went to Dylan Nedved. The righthander immediately induced a 5-4-3 double play before getting the final six outs for his third save in as many chances.

– The Hawkeyes finished with 10 hits – their third game with 10 or more hits this season. Five of Iowa’s 10 hits went for extra bases.
– Iowa’s pitching staff allowed three hits in the game and none after the fourth inning. It was the team’s third game allowing three or fewer hits this season.
– Frazier went 3-for-4 with two doubles, one run and one RBI. It was his second straight multi-hit game and his first career three-hit game.
– Snep tied Norman for the team lead with three home runs in the fourth before Norman took back the team lead with a solo shot in the ninth. Norman has a team-best four home runs and 11 RBIs.

Iowa (5-8) returns to action at 4 p.m. (CT), facing Maryland in a neutral site game in Columbus.