|MATCHUP||Iowa (21-12, 6-3) at No. 8 Rutgers (31-7, 11-1)|
|LOCATION||Bainton Field | Piscataway, N.J.|
|DATE||April 22-24, 2022|
|LISTEN||Hawkeye Radio Network | The Varsity Network|
|LIVE STATS||Live Stats|
|Game 1 | April 22 | 1 p.m. (CT)||UI: RHP Adam Mazur (3-2, 3.00 ERA)
RU: RHP Jared Kollar (6-0, 2.56 ERA)
|Game 2 | April 23 | Noon (CT)||UI: RHP Connor Schultz (1-0, 2.62 ERA)
RU: RHP Nathan Florence (4-1, 2.92 ERA)
|Game 3 | April 24 | 11 a.m. (CT)||UI: RHP Ty Langenberg (4-0, 3.05 ERA)
RU: LHP Justin Sinibaldi (2-0, 4.33 ERA)
The University of Iowa baseball team heads to the East Coast for a three-game series at No. 8 Rutgers from April 22-24 at Bainton Field in Piscataway, New Jersey. Friday’s series opener is set for 1 p.m. (CT) followed by noon and 11 a.m. starts on Saturday and Sunday.
• All three games of the weekend series at Rutgers will be streamed online via BTN+ ($).
• All three games will be broadcast on the Hawkeye Radio Network with John Evans on the call. Fans can access the stream free by downloading The Varsity Network app.
• All games can be heard on the radio on 800 AM KXIC (Iowa City), 1360 AM KMJM (Cedar Rapids), 95.9 FM KKFD (Fairfield) and 101.1 FM & 1220 AM KJAN (Atlantic).
• Live stats will be available on hawkeyesports.com and live updates will be available on Twitter (@UIBaseball).
• The Hawkeyes have won a season-best five straight games, eight of 10 and 10 of their last 13 to improve to 21-12 overall, which is a season-best nine games over .500. Iowa is 6-3 in the Big Ten, sitting in a tie for fourth place.
• Iowa has won three of its last four series, taking two of three from Central Michigan and Michigan and sweeping Minnesota.
• This week’s series at No. 8 Rutgers is the first against a top-10 ranked foe since 2018 against No. 7 Michigan. Iowa took two of three games against the Wolverines in Iowa City.
• Head coach Rick Heller won his 250th game as Iowa’s head coach in the Hawkeyes’ 6-5 victory over St. Thomas on March 21 and his 950th game on April 17 against Minnesota. Heller is third all-time on the program’s career wins list.
• Redshirt sophomore Peyton Williams hit for the cycle against Bradley on April 19, finishing 5-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, home run, five RBIs and four runs scored. It is the first cycle by a Hawkeye since Lorenzo Elion in 2018.
• Williams’ five hits also tie a single-game school record (last set by Elion) and his five RBIs and four runs scored are career highs.
• Keaton Anthony earned his school-record fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor on April 19 after slashing .571/1.571/.700 with a 2.271 OPS and two home runs in wins over Milwaukee and Minnesota.
• Iowa is averaging 10.2 runs and hitting .352 as a team during its five-game winning streak. The Hawkeyes have 19 extra-base hits (12 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR) during the stretch. Peyton Williams is hitting .579 (11-of-19) with nine RBIs.
• The Hawkeyes have overcome deficits in 15 games this season. Iowa is 11-4 in such contests.
• Iowa’s pitching staff has been remarkable through the first two-plus months of the 2022 season, allowing just 202 hits and fanning 411 over 299 1/3 innings, while limiting hitters to a .180 average.
• Iowa leads the nation in strikeouts per nine innings (12.4) and is second in hits allowed per nine innings (6.07). The Hawkeyes are also 12th in ERA (3.49) and 18th in WHIP (1.25).
• The pitching staff ranks in the top four in the Big Ten in six categories. Iowa leads the Big Ten in strikeouts (411), fewest hits allowed (202) and batting average against (.190), while ranking second in ERA (3.49), fewest runs (132) and earned runs allowed (116).
• Seventeen of Iowa’s 33 games have been decided by two runs or fewer. The Hawkeyes are 9-8 in such contests.
• Iowa has advanced to the postseason in six of Heller’s eight seasons (there was no Big Ten/NCAA Tournament in 2020 and no Big Ten Tournament in 2021 because of COVID). He has led the Hawkeyes to two NCAA Regional appearances (2015, 2017).
• Iowa has had six games canceled/altered because of weather this season.
• Four Hawkeyes — Keaton Anthony (14), Peyton Williams (13), Ben Wilmes (12) and Izaya Fullard (11) — are riding double-digit reached base streaks. Anthony’s streak matches a season and career best.
• Iowa has scored 14 runs during its last two seventh innings — against Minnesota and Bradley. The Hawkeyes’ eight runs against the Gophers matched a season-high inning scoring output (at Milwaukee, 4/12).
• The Hawkeyes have used six different starting pitchers in their weekend rotation during the first nine weeks of the season.
• Iowa has scored 10 or more runs in six games this season. The Hawkeyes have 13 games with 10 or more hits.
• The Hawkeyes have 10 or more hits in five of their last seven games.
• Iowa’s pitching staff has allowed four runs or fewer in 20 of its 33 games and five or fewer hits in 16 games.
• The Hawkeyes have played errorless baseball in 13 games this season. Iowa is 12-1 in such contests. The team hasn’t committed an error in three straight games, tying a season-long stretch.
• Head coach Rick Heller is 30-32 against ranked opponents during his Hawkeye tenure. Iowa has posted at least one win over a ranked foe in each of the last eight seasons.
• Iowa won two of three games at Michigan from April 2-4. It was the program’s first road series win in Ann Arbor since 2015.
• The Hawkeyes are picked as an NCAA Regional team by D1Baseball.com and Baseball America in 2022 and are tabbed to finish in the top four of the Big Ten standings. Mazur is a preseason All-Big Ten selection by Perfect Game, while RHP Marcus Morgan was tabbed as D1Baseball’s Preseason Big Ten Freshman of the Year.
• Senior Dylan Nedved and redshirt sophomores Adam Mazur and Peyton Williams were named Big Ten Players to Watch. The Hawkeyes were picked to finish third in a vote of the league’s head coaches.
• Redshirt sophomore Peyton Williams will play with the Cotuit Kettleers in June in the Cape Cod League.
• Iowa’s 2022 newcomer class (transfers and freshman) is rated as the 23rd-best recruiting class in the country by D1Baseball.com.
Redshirt sophomore Peyton Williams hit for the cycle in Iowa’s 15-8 midweek win over Bradley on April 19. The Johnston, Iowa, native doubled in the first, singled in the third, homered in the fourth — a 410 foot blast with a 112 mph exit velocity — was hit by a pitch in the sixth, doubled again in the seventh and tripled down the right field line in the eighth.
• Williams tied a school record with his five hits and his five RBIs and four runs scored were career-highs.
• The cycle was the first for a Hawkeye since Lorenzo Elion in 2018. Williams is the third player at Iowa to hit for the cycle under head coach Rick Heller (Mason McCoy).
COMING TO LIFE
The Hawkeyes’ offense is coming to life to the tune of a .352 batting average, while averaging 10.2 runs per game during the five-game winning streak. Iowa has 19 extra base hits during the stretch and eight different Hawkeyes are hitting .300 or above.
• Iowa’s team batting average has climbed 14 points (from .262 to .276) during the stretch. The Hawkeyes are now in the top six in the Big Ten in five offensive categories (batting average, hits, doubles, walks, hit by pitch).
The Hawkeyes are down several position players — all infielders — because of injury. Sam Hojnar hasn’t played since April 3 because of mono, while senior Brendan Sher and sophomore Andy Nelson both suffered hamstring injuries in game two of the April 9 doubleheader against Illinois.
• Sher returned to the lineup as a defensive replacement April 16, albeit in a limited capacity.
NEDVED: A WEAPON IN RELIEF
After making four starts, redshirt senior Dylan Nedved returned to the bullpen during the Minnesota series as a swing reliever/closer. The Kansas native is 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA in six relief appearances this season with two saves. He has allowed eight hits over 19 innings with a 26-to-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
• Nedved made two appearances against the Gophers, allowing zero runs over five innings. He logged four innings, allowing one hit, to earn the win on April 17 to complete the Minnesota sweep.
• Nedved, who was named to the preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List, has 11 career saves as a Hawkeye, which are tied for the ninth most all-time.
• Nedved won as Iowa’s Friday starter against Michigan and Illinois in consecutive starts. He was 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in the two wins.
• On the year, Nedved is 4-2 with a 3.51 ERA in 10 appearances. He has allowed 23 hits over 41 innings with 47 strikeouts to 18 walks.
• He is leading the Big Ten in fewest hits allowed (23), second in batting average against (.168), eighth in fewest runs allowed (23), tied for eighth in strikeouts looking (16) and tied for ninth in fewest earned runs allowed (16).
RANKED OPPONENTS; RANKED WIN
Iowa will play its third, fourth and fifth games against ranked foes this weekend in Piscataway. The Hawkeyes are 1-1 in 2022, having posted a 6-3 victory over No. 12 Texas Tech on March 20 in Iowa City.
• It was the team’s first win over a ranked opponent this season and the highest ranked foe Iowa has defeated since winning two of three games over No. 12 Oklahoma State in 2018.
• Head coach Rick Heller has defeated at least one ranked foe in each season as Iowa’s head coach.
WELCOME BACK PATTY
Redshirt senior Izaya Fullard, a.k.a. Meat Patty, is hitting .319 (15-of-47) since returning to the starting lineup after missing the first six weeks of the season after breaking his hamate bone.
• The North Liberty, Iowa, native has hit safely in eight of the 11 games with seven two-hit contests and he has reached base in all 11 contests. Fullard has two hits in six of the team’s last eight games.
IOWA’S BIG BASHER
Redshirt sophomore Peyton Williams has hit safely in all but 10 games this season and he has 12 multi-hit games (second most on the team), including one five hit and three four-hit contests.
• Williams went 4-for-4 with a three-run homer at San Diego State on March 15 and he had a career game April 19 against Bradley, finishing 5-for-5 with five RBIs and four runs scored. He became the first Hawkeye to hit for the cycle since 2018.
• On the year, Williams is hitting .368 (46-of-125) with 33 runs and 29 RBIs. The Johnston, Iowa, native has 24 extra-base hits, including 14 doubles, one triple and nine home runs.
• Williams ranks in the top seven in the Big Ten in six categories. He is leading the league in slugging (.712) and is second in OPS (1.193), third in doubles (14), fifth in batting average (.368), sixth in on-base percentage (.481) and tied for seventh in home runs (9).
• Williams has a team-high nine home runs, including a 422-foot blast with a 110 mph exit velocity against Washington State at the Frisco Classic and a 410 foot shot with a 112 mph exit velocity against Bradley.
• He homered in back-to-back games against Illinois on April 9 and 10 and he has four blasts in his last seven games.
OUR GEORGIA PEACH
Redshirt freshman Keaton Anthony is posting impressive numbers in his first season of collegiate baseball. The outfielder, who has been honored a school record four times this season as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week this season, is hitting .362 (42-of-116) with 16 doubles, seven home runs, 32 RBIs and 27 runs scored.
• The Georgia native has hit safely in 25 games this season with a team-high 13 multi-hit games. Anthony is second in the Big Ten in doubles (14) — a figure that ranks 13th nationally — and he has 23 extra base hits for a .681 slugging percentage.
• Anthony has homered in three of his last five games. He hit a three-run blast in Iowa’s 16-2 road win at Milwaukee on April 12 and hit a two-run homer in the series opener against Minnesota (4/15).
• Anthony had a career day in his third career game in Iowa’s 11-1 victory over Ball State on Feb. 19, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, two home runs, four runs and five RBIs.
• Anthony has earned four Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors — Feb. 23, March 16, April 5 and April 19. They are the most weekly honors in a single season in program history (Jake Adams earned three Big Ten Player of the Week honors in 2017).
MR. WASHINGTON STEPS UP
Redshirt sophomore Will Mulflur has taken an opportunity and run with it. The Washington native is hitting .450 (9-of-20) with three doubles, one home run, seven RBIs and five runs.
• Mulflur has made five straight starts, hitting safely in four of the five contests. He went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs at Milwaukee on April 12 and he had the go-ahead two-run double in the series finale against Minnesota (4/17).
• He tallied his second three-hit game, finishing 3-for-5 with a home run, double, three RBIs and two runs in the win over Bradley on April 19.
TALL (MAN) AT THE DISH
Redshirt sophomore Ben Tallman has four multi-hit games over his last five contests and he is hitting .455 (10-of-22) over the last six contests with two doubles, one home run, seven RBIs and seven runs scored.
• Tallman hit a towering 458-foot home run in the series finale against Illinois to kick start his hot streak. He followed with four straight multi-hit games.
• The catcher had the game-winning RBI single in Iowa’s 2-1 win over Minnesota on April 16 and the game-tying single in the come-from-behind win on April 17 to secure the sweep.
Sophomore Ty Langenberg has settled into weekend rotation as Iowa’s Sunday starter. He has made six straight Sunday starts. The Urbandale, Iowa, native is 4-0 with a 3.05 ERA on the season, giving up just 13 runs on 37 hits over 38 1/3 innings. Langenberg has 50 strikeouts to 12 walks on the year.
• The right-hander had the shortest outing of the season in his most recent start against Minnesota on April 17, allowing three runs on six hits over three innings.
• Langenberg notched his fourth win, tossing 5 2/3 shutout innings at Michigan. He scattered five hits and had a career-high 11 strikeouts.
• He had 34 strikeouts (10 vs. Texas Tech, 7 vs. Central Michigan, 11 at Michigan, 6 vs. Illinois) in four starts from March 20-April 10. He has eight or more Ks in three appearances this season.
• Langenberg is leading the Big Ten in fewest runs allowed (13), tied for third in fewest earned runs (13) and is tied for sixth in wins (4).
MAZUR ON THE MOUND
Redshirt sophomore Adam Mazur has a steady piece of Iowa’s rotation through the first two months of the season, going 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA with 62 strikeouts over 54 innings. He has seven or more strikeouts in five starts.
• The right-hander started the first six weeks on Friday before making two Saturday starts. Mazur returned to Friday on April 15 against Minnesota.
• Mazur went a career-long eight innings on April 15 against Minnesota, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits and fanning 11 (without walking a batter). After allowing four hits in the first two innings, he retired 21 of the next 24 batters he faced.
• Over his last four starts, Mazur has posted a 2.08 ERA, allowing nine runs (six earned) on 13 hits over 26 innings, where he has 29 strikeouts. Opponents are hitting .143 during the stretch.
• Mazur was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 23 and March 2. He is the first Hawkeye pitcher to earn the distinction in consecutive weeks.
• The right-hander went six innings, allowing one run — a solo home run — over six innings in his debut against Air Force before retiring the final 16 batters he faced on Feb. 18.
• He logged a career-best 7 2/3 innings against Pepperdine on Feb. 25, allowing zero runs on three hits and fanning nine. He retired 10 straight at one point in the contest.
• Mazur carried a no-hitter into the sixth against Wichita State on March 4 and he retired 15 straight batters at one point.
• Mazur, who has five quality starts this season, has three streaks of 10 or more consecutive batters retired this season.
• Mazur has four games this season where he has fanned nine or more batters (9 vs. Air Force, 9 vs. Pepperdine, 9 vs. Illinois, 11 vs. Minnesota).
• The Minnesota native is leading the Big Ten in batting average against (.157), is third in innings (54) and fewest hits allowed (30), fourth in strikeouts (62), tied for sixth in wins (4) and 10th in ERA (3.00).
Graduate transfer Connor Schultz returned to the starting rotation on April 16 against Minnesota. The right-hander logged 4 2/3 innings, allowing one run on four hits and fanning five. The outing was his second-longest appearance of the season.
• In four starts this season, Schultz is 1-0 with a 1.84 ERA over 14 2/3 innings. He has allowed three runs on eight hits and has 21 strikeouts to five walks.
ONE OF THE B1G’s BEST
The Hawkeye pitching staff has been superb this season as Iowa leads the Big Ten in strikeouts (411), batting average against (.190) and fewest hits allowed (202), while ranking second in ERA (3.49) and fewest runs (132) and earned runs (116) allowed.
• The Hawkeyes have given up just 202 hits over 299 1/3 innings with just 57 going for extra bases.
• Iowa is leading the nation, striking out 12.4 batters per nine innings, while ranking second in hits allowed per nine innings at 6.07, 12th in ERA (3.49) and 18th in WHIP (1.25).
• Iowa’s starting pitchers are 10-5 with a 3.84 ERA, fanning 176 over 143 innings. Opponents are hitting just .207.
Iowa’s pitching staff has the top four strikeout games (and six of the top 10) in the Big Ten this season. The Hawkeyes fanned 22 in the 13-inning contest against Illinois on April 9, 20 against Ball State on Feb. 19 and 20 against San Diego State on March 15. The 22 punch outs are tied for the ninth-most in a single game in the nation this season.
• The Hawkeyes also fanned 19 on March 2 in an 8-0 victory over Cornell College and 17 against Bradley on April 6.
• Iowa has 10 or more strikeouts in 25 games this season, including eight games with 16 or more strikeouts.
• The Hawkeyes have 411 strikeouts over 33 games. The staff is on pace to shatter the school record of 499 strikeouts set in 2018.
• The Hawkeyes have allowed five or fewer hits in 16 games this season.
• Iowa posted a one-hitter against Air Force on Feb. 18 — the first for the program since 2019 (vs. Simpson, 7-2 win).
• Iowa has six games, allowing three or fewer hits this season. The Hawkeyes have four games allowing two or fewer hits.
THE MEN IN RELIEF
• The Hawkeyes have six different relievers that have tallied at least one save this season. Iowa is fifth in the Big Ten with 10 saves.
• Redshirt sophomore Luke Llewellyn has a team-best three saves, which are tied for sixth-most in the Big Ten. The right-hander is 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 11 appearances, spanning 11 innings. He has allowed five hits and has nine strikeouts (but has issued 11 walks).
• Senior Ben Beutel recorded his second win to clinch the series win over Minnesota on April 16. The southpaw logged 2 1/3 shutout innings and fanned four.
Beutel is 2-0 with a 2.12 ERA in a team-high 17 appearances this season. Beutel has allowed four runs on 10 hits over 17 innings where he has 24 strikeouts to two walks.
• Beutel hasn’t allowed a run in 14 of his 17 appearances and he has made multiple weekend appearances five times this season.
• Freshman Brody Brecht has 16 strikeouts and hasn’t allowed a run (and only allowed one hit) over his last five appearances, spanning 8 1/3 innings, giving him 31 Ks over 17 innings this season. He is 1-2 with a 2.65 ERA in 10 appearances.
• Redshirt junior Duncan Davitt is 3-1 with a 2.84 ERA in 11 appearances as a swing reliever. He has allowed seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits and has 34 strikeouts over 19 innings.
• Iowa’s relievers are 11-7 with a 3.17 ERA this season, allowing 76 runs (55 earned) on 94 hits over 156 1/3 innings. The staff has 235 strikeouts to 104 walks and is limiting hitters to a .173 average.
Freshman RHP Brody Brecht had a blazing debut in his first career appearance at Duane Banks Field. The Ankeny, Iowa, native hit triple digits on his first three pitches, going 101, 101 and 100 in a 1-2-3 inning against Cornell College on March 2.
• Brecht has hit 100 or higher on the radar gun 21 times this season.
ON THE OFFENSIVE
• The Hawkeyes have scored 203 runs in 33 games, averaging 6.2 runs per contest. Iowa has six games with 10 or more runs and 13 games with 10 or more hits.
• Iowa is 12-5 when scoring first this season and 16-7 when out-hitting its opponent.
• The Hawkeyes are outscoring opponents, 69-41, over the first three innings.
• Since returning from California, leadoff hitter Michael Seegers is hitting .324, hitting safely in 15 of the team’s 18 games. The Wisconsin has seven multi-hit games during the stretch, including a 4-for-4, three-RBI game in the series opener at Michigan and a 2-for-4, 3-RBI game in the road win at Bradley.
• Redshirt sophomore Kyle Huckstorf has hit safely in 23 games this season and he is 7-of-9 on the base paths to lead the team. The outfielder is hitting .257 with 15 RBIs and 18 runs scored.
• Freshman Sam Petersen, who has hit safely in 10 of the last 13 games, is hitting .276 on the season with four doubles, three home runs, 16 RBIs and 17 runs scored. The Huxley, Iowa, native hit a three-run homer in the series opener against Central Michigan and had the go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning in the series finale against the Chippewas.
Three Hawkeyes – Keaton Anthony, Peyton Williams and Dylan Nedved — were named to the Frisco Classic All-Tournament Team on March 6.
• Anthony hit .385 (5-of-13) in three games with three doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored.
• Williams had a .333 (4-of-12) average with three extra base hits, including two home runs. The first baseman also made a key defensive play against Washington State, making a catch in foul territory before going into the stands. The play was a top-10 play for the week by D1Baseball.com.
• Nedved pitched a career-long 4 2/3 innings in relief against Texas A&M. He entered in the first inning with one out and the bases loaded and got out of the jam by inducing an inning-ending double play. The right-hander allowed two unearned runs and fanned a career-high nine in the outing.
• The Scarlet Knights, who are 31-7 overall and 11-1 in the Big Ten, are ranked eighth in the latest Collegiate Baseball poll and 28th in the NCBWA rankings.
• Rutgers had a 15-game winning streak that was snapped Wednesday by Princeton (7-9). It was the team’s first loss since falling at Penn State on March 25.
• The Scarlet Knights lost two of three game at Omaha from March 18-20 and split a road series at Hawaii (3/11-3).
• Rutgers ranks in the top 10 nationally in batting average (.322), doubles (93), hits (457), runs (361) and scoring (9.5). The Scarlet Knights lead the Big Ten in virtually every offensive category.
• Nine Scarlet Knight players are hitting over .300, all nine players have 23 or more RBIs and five players have seven or more home runs. Nick Cimillo is hitting .404 with 13 doubles, nine home runs, 45 runs and 31 RBIs. He has a .699 slugging and .512 on-base percentage.
• On the mound, Rutgers lead the Big Ten in ERA (3.09) and rank fifth nationally. The Scarlet Knights have allowed the fewest runs in the Big Ten (141/116) and are limiting hitters to a .216 average.
• Friday starter Jared Kollar is 6-0 with a 2.56 ERA (3-0 with a 3.47 ERA in Big Ten play), allowing 36 hits and 16 runs over 52 2/3 innings. The Seton Hall transfer has 59 strikeouts to 12 walks.
• Defensively, the Scarlet Knights lead the conference with a .979 fielding percentage.
• Iowa holds an 11-8 advantage in the all-time series against Rutgers.
• The Hawkeyes won three of four games last season in Piscataway and were within two innings of completing a four-game sweep. Iowa led 7-1 through 7 1/2 innings before Rutgers scored five in the eighth and two in the ninth for the walk-off 8-7 win.
• Iowa won the first three games — 14-12, 3-1 (7) and 8-1.
• The Hawkeyes have won the past two series over the Scarlet Knights, winning two of three in Iowa City in 2019. Rutgers won two of three games in the series in 2015 and 2017.
Seniors Cam Baumann, Brett McCleary and Nedved, redshirt junior Brendan Sher and redshirt sophomores Brayden Frazier and Ty Snep were voted team captains for the 2022 season.
DON’T COUNT ‘EM OUT
The Hawkeyes have overcome deficits to win 73 games since the start of the 2017 season and posted 15 walk-offs. Thirty-four of those victories have come with Iowa trailing or being tied entering or through seven innings. Twenty have come in the final at-bat.
• Iowa has overcome deficits in 15 games this season, winning 11 of those contests.
• Head coach Rick Heller recorded his 900th career win against Grand View in a 15-2 victory on March 3, 2020, at Duane Banks Field. The Iowa native won his 950th career game on April 17, 2022, against Minnesota.
• Heller is one of nine coaches all-time to lead three different NCAA Division I teams to regional play.
• The Hawkeyes won 30 or more games in each of Heller’s six full seasons as the helm of the program. It’s a first for the team since winning 30 or more in seven straight seasons from 1979-85.
• Heller has led the Hawkeyes to two NCAA Regional appearances; the program had three regional appearances in its history prior to his arrival.
• Heller is third in school history in career wins with 261 at Iowa, including the second (41) and fifth-most (39) in school history.
• Heller led Iowa to its first Big Ten Tournament title in 2017 — the first conference title since 1990 — and he guided the Hawkeyes to the Big Ten Tournament title game in consecutive seasons. Iowa has advanced to the league tournament in six straight years for the first time in program history.
• Heller has coached at least one first-team All-Big Ten selection in six of his first eight seasons, and has 23 Major League Baseball Draft picks in eight seasons.
• Iowa had a school-record six All-Big Ten selections in 2015 and five in 2017. The Hawkeyes have had 26 All-Big Ten honorees in eight seasons under Heller.
• Iowa has posted winning streaks of nine games (in 2015) and eight games (in 2017) — the longest streaks for the program since 2012.
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