IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa baseball team will head to Franklin, Wisconsin, for a Tuesday midweek game against Milwaukee. The game is set to begin at 4 p.m. (CT) at Franklin Field.
The Hawkeyes bring a 16-12 overall record into the midweek contest after dropping two of three games against Illinois last weekend. Iowa was one strike away from sweeping a Saturday doubleheader and clinching a series win before the Illini rallied to win game two, 7-5, before taking the series with a 9-5 win on Sunday.
The Panthers are 11-13 overall and are currently on a three-game losing streak after being swept at home by Purdue Fort Wayne last weekend. Milwaukee is 5-5 over its last 10 games.
Iowa will send RHP Connor Schultz to the mound for his third start of the season and his first since Feb. 26 at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The Cedar Falls, Iowa, native is 0-0 with a 2.95 ERA in seven appearances, where he has allowed seven runs (six earned) on seven hits over 18 1/3 innings. Schultz has 25 strikeouts to 10 walks.
Milwaukee will counter with RHP Logan Schulfer, who is 2-0 with a team-best 2.25 ERA in six appearances, including two starts. Schulfer has allowed four runs (three earned) on 10 hits over 12 innings, fanning 13.
The Hawkeyes are coming off a weekend where they hit .227 as a team and scored 14 runs in three games against the Illini. A bright spot for the weekend was senior Izaya Fullard, who tallied three multi-hit games, while hitting .429 (6-of-14) with three RBIs.
Iowa is hitting .260 as a team this season in 28 games with Keaton Anthony (.340) and Peyton Williams (.330) leading the way. Anthony has team highs in hits (36), doubles (14) and RBIs (25), while Williams is leading the team in runs (25), home runs (7), slugging (.632), walks (16) and on-base percentage (.445).
The Panthers have a .266 team batting average, while averaging 5.9 runs per game. Aaron Chapman leads Milwaukee with a .375 average, while leading the team in runs (20) and tying from the team-high in runs (20).
Tuesday’s game will be streamed live on ESPN+ and will be available on the Hawkeye Radio Network with Zach Mackey on the call.
Following Tuesday’s game, Iowa hosts Minnesota for a three-game series from April 15-17. Friday’s series opener will begin at 7:02 p.m. (CT) and be televised live on BTN.