|MATCHUP||Purdue (25-14, 6-7) at Iowa (26-15, 10-5)|
|LOCATION||Duane Banks Field | Iowa City, Iowa|
|DATE||May 6-8, 2022|
|WATCH||BTN | BTN+|
|LISTEN||Hawkeye Radio Network | The Varsity Network|
|LIVE STATS||Live Stats|
|Game 1 | May 6 | 4:05 p.m. (CT)||UI: RHP Adam Mazur (5-2, 2.41 ERA)
PUR: RHP CJ Backer (2-0, 5.40 ERA)
|Game 2 | May 7 | 11:02 a.m. (CT)||UI: RHP Connor Schultz (2-1, 3.93 ERA)
PUR: RHP Wyatt Wendell (4-2, 4.85 ERA)
|Game 3 | May 8 | 1:05 p.m. (CT)||UI: RHP Ty Langenberg (4-1, 3.45 ERA)
The University of Iowa baseball team will host Purdue in a three-game series from May 6-8 at Duane Banks Field. Friday’s series opener is set for 4:05 p.m. (CT) followed by 11:02 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. starts on Saturday and Sunday.
• Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth (18 and younger). University of Iowa students get in free of charge with a valid UI ID.
• Friday – 90s Game and Greek Game – t-shirt giveaway.
• Saturday – Patrick McCaffery first pitch… UIHC Game Sponsor… Education Appreciation Day… Have a Catch Saturday – fans can play catch on the field after the game.
• Sunday – First pitch Caitlin Clark and Monika Czinano… Sunday Runday – kids can run the bases following the game.
• Friday and Sunday’s games against Purdue will be streamed online via BTN+ ($).
• Saturday’s game will be televised live on BTN with Brandon Gaudin and Scott Pose on the call.
• All three games will be broadcast on the Hawkeye Radio Network with Zach Mackey 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 10 of their last 13 games, 13 of 18 and 20 of 28 games dating back to March 13 to improve to 26-15 overall. Iowa won a season-best seven consecutive games from April 12-23.
• Iowa is 10-5 in the Big Ten, sitting alone in fourth place standings. The Hawkeyes have won three straight and five of their last six series. Iowa has won consecutive road series at No. 8 Rutgers and at Nebraska.
• 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.
• 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. The five hits tied a single-game school record (last set by Elion) and his five RBIs and four runs scored were career highs.
• Williams ranks in the top 10 in six categories, leading the league in on-base percentage (.497), second in OPS (1.196) and slugging (.699), fourth in batting average (.379), tied for fifth in doubles (15) and tied for ninth in triples (2).
• During his last three starts, redshirt sophomore Adam Mazur is 3-0 with a 0.72 ERA with 28 strikeouts to two walks in wins over Minnesota, No. 8 Rutgers and Nebraska. He had a complete game shutout two-hitter in the 1-0 win in Lincoln.
• Iowa has won its last six series openers dating back to March 25 against Central Michigan.
• The Hawkeyes have overcome deficits in 16 games this season. Iowa is 11-5 in such contests.
• Iowa’s pitching staff has been remarkable during the 2022 season, allowing just 260 hits and fanning 480 over 366 1/3 innings, while limiting hitters to a .198 average. Iowa is 20 strikeouts shy of breaking the single-season school record (499).
• Iowa is second in the nation in strikeouts per nine innings (11.8) and hits allowed per nine innings (6.39), while ranking seventh in ERA (3.46) and 10th in WHIP (1.25).
• The pitching staff leads the Big Ten in six categories — ERA (3.46), strikeouts (480), fewest hits allowed (260), fewest runs allowed (175), fewest earned runs allowed (141) and batting average against (.198). In league games, Iowa is leading the league in ERA (3.07), batting average against (.204) and strikeouts (154).
• Twenty of Iowa’s 40 games have been decided by two runs or fewer. The Hawkeyes are 11-9 in such contests.
• Iowa has had seven games canceled/altered because of weather this season. The Hawkeyes have played three doubleheaders (splitting all three).
• Redshirt sophomore Peyton Williams is currently riding a career-long 21 game on-base streak and a 10-game hitting streak.
• The Hawkeyes have used six different starting pitchers in their weekend rotation during the first 11 weeks of the season.
• Iowa has scored 10 or more runs in eight games this season. The Hawkeyes have 15 games with 10 or more hits with seven coming since April 9.
• Iowa’s pitching staff has allowed four runs or fewer in 26 of its 41 games and five or fewer hits in 18 contests.
• The Hawkeyes have played errorless baseball in 17 games this season. Iowa is 16-1 in such contests. The team didn’t commit an error in a stretch of five games from April 16-23.
• Head coach Rick Heller is 32-33 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 were 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).
Redshirt freshman Keaton Anthony is second in the Big Ten with 18 doubles, which rank 18th nationally. The doubles total are the most by a Hawkeye since Tyler Cropley’s 20 in 2018 and are tied for the sixth most in a single season in program history. John Knapp holds the school record with 24 doubles, set in 1986.
Redshirt sophomore Peyton Williams and redshirt freshman Keaton Anthony have combined for 18 home runs this season. They are the most by a Hawkeye duo since Robert Neustrom (11) and Tyler Cropley (9) combined for 20 in 2018.
• Jake Adams (29) and Neustrom (9) combined for 38 jacks during the 2017 season.
B1G POW X 2
Iowa earned its record seventh and eighth Big Ten weekly honors on April 27 when Connor Schultz (Pitcher of the Week) and Peyton Williams (Player of the Week) earned their first career honors.
• Schultz earned the distinction after tossing eight shutout innings, scattering two hits, walking one and fanning six against No. 8 Rutgers. The Cedar Falls, Iowa, native needed just 85 pitches to shut down the high-powered Rutgers offense.
• Williams was the Player of the Week after slashing .600/.727/1.067 with a 1.794 OPS during a 3-1 week. The Johnson, Iowa, native hit for the cycle to start the week against Bradley.
• Iowa has earned eight weekly Big Ten honors this season — the most in a single season in program history.
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 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA in 10 relief appearances this season with three saves. He has allowed 17 hits over 28 innings with a 31-to-9 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
• Nedved earned his fifth win in his last appearance, allowing two runs on four hits over four innings in the series-clinching win at Nebraska on May 1.
• 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 12 career saves as a Hawkeye, which are tied for the eighth most in program history.
• 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 5-2 with a 3.78 ERA in 14 appearances. He has allowed 32 hits over 50 innings with 52 strikeouts to 21 walks.
• He is leading the Big Ten in fewest hits allowed (32), is third in batting average against (.188), tied for fifth in wins (5), tied for seventh in fewest runs allowed (23), tied for ninth in saves (3), and 10th in fewest earned runs allowed (21).
SEEGS JUMPSTARTS THE OFFENSE
Since seeing his batting average dip to a season-low .242 on March 15, sophomore Michael Seegers has been one of the Hawkeyes’ most consistent hitters.
• In the 26 games since, the Wisconsin native is hitting .305 (32-of-105) with his 32 hits ranking second on the team. Seegers has driven in 21 and has scored 22 runs during the stretch. Iowa is 18-8 in the 26 contests.
• Seegers has hit safely in 20 of the 26 games with 10 multi-hit games, including a four-hit contest at Michigan on April 2 and a two-hit, four-RBI game on April 26 against Western Illinois where he hit his first career home run.
• Seegers is hitting .281 (47-of-167) with 25 RBIs and 31 runs scored as Iowa’s leadoff hitter. He has hit safely in 28 games and reached base safely in 34 contests.
• As good as Seegers has been offensively, he has been even better defensively. The Hawkeye shortstop has just three errors in 40 games, where he has a .977 fielding percentage.
RANKED OPPONENTS; RANKED WINS
Iowa is 3-2 against ranked foes this season, going 1-1 against No. 12 Texas Tech on March 20 in Iowa City and 2-1 at No. 8 Rutgers on April 22-24.
• The team’s road win over the Scarlet Knights was its first over a top 10 ranked team since 2018 (No. 7 Michigan) and its first road series win over a ranked foe since 2019 (No. 19 Oklahoma State).
• Head coach Rick Heller has defeated at least one ranked foe in each season as Iowa’s head coach.
DEFENSE COMING AROUND
Iowa’s defense has been coming around as of late, as the team has committed just four errors over its last 11 games.
• The Hawkeyes have 11 games without committing an error since Big Ten play started on April 2. (Iowa has 17 such games this season).
• Iowa is fifth in the Big Ten in fielding percentage with a .974 clip. In league only games, the Hawkeyes are third with a .982 fielding percentage.
WELCOME BACK PATTY
Redshirt senior Izaya Fullard, a.k.a. Meat Patty, is hitting .301 (22-of-73) in the 19 games 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 12 of the 19 games with nine multi-hit games and he has reached base in 18 of the 19 contests.
• Fullard went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBIs in the series-opening win at No. 8 Rutgers and he had a season-high three hits, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the series finale.
• Fullard was the Iowa offense in a 1-0 victory at Nebraska, as he hit a solo home run in the fourth inning that proved to be the difference. It was his second blast of the year.
IOWA’S BIG BASHER
Redshirt sophomore Peyton Williams has hit safely in all but 10 games this season and he has 16 multi-hit games, which are tied for the team lead, 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, which led to him being named the Big Ten Player of the Week on April 27.
• On the year, Williams is hitting .379 (58-of-153) with 39 runs and 33 RBIs. The Johnston, Iowa, native has 27 extra-base hits, including 15 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs.
• The Hawkeye slugger has 28 walks and just 23 strikeouts in 153 at-bats.
• Williams is leading the Big Ten in on-base percentae (.497), ranks second in slugging (.699) and OPS (1.196), fourth in batting average (.379), tied for fifth in doubles (15) and tied for ninth in triples (2).
• Williams has a team-high 10 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. His 10th homer at Nebraska left the stadium at Haymarket Park.
• Williams has matched Ben Norman’s 10 home runs from the 2021 season.
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 .347 (51-of-147) with 18 doubles, eight home runs, 38 RBIs and 35 runs scored.
• The Georgia native has hit safely in 31 games and reached safely in 36 contests this season. He has 16 multi-hit games, which are tied for most on the team.
• Anthony is second in the Big Ten in doubles (18) — a figure that ranks 18th nationally — while ranking fifth in slugging (.663) and sixth in OPS (1.062). He has 26 extra base hits for a .663 slugging percentage.
• Six of Anthony’s eight home runs have come in his last 11 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’s eight home runs are the most by a Hawkeye freshman since Brad Carlson hit 21 in 1999.
• 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. Since being inserted into the starting lineup on April 12, the Mercer Island, Washington, native is hitting .302 (13-of-43) with 10 RBIs and seven runs scored.
• Mulflur has made 13 straight starts, hitting safely in eight of the 13 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. At Rutgers, Mulflur had two hits and two RBIs in the game two win before tripling in the series finale.
STANDING TALL AT THE DISH
Redshirt sophomore Ben Tallman has taken over as Iowa’s every day catcher. The Montana native is hitting .260 (19-of-73) with 11 RBIs and 14 runs scored in 30 games.
• Tallman hit a towering 458-foot home run in the series finale against Illinois to kick start a 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.
MAZUR ON THE MOUND
Redshirt sophomore Adam Mazur is Iowa’s staff ace, posting a 5-2 with a 2.41 ERA with 79 strikeouts over 91 innings. He has seven or more strikeouts in six 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 is 3-0 with a 0.87 ERA with 37 strikeouts to four walks over his last four starts. He has logged 31 innings in the four starts.
• In Big Ten play, Mazur is 3-1 with a conference-best 1.18 ERA, striking out 41 in 38 innings. He has allowed seven runs on five hits over 38 innings.
• Mazur was marvelous in his last outing, a two-hit, complete game shutout in a 1-0 victory at Nebraska on April 29. He fanned six and walked two in the first complete game shutout since Tyler Peyton in 2016 (vs. Penn State).
• It came on the heels of back-to-back starts where he went eight innings in wins over Minnesota (April 15) and at No. 8 Rutgers (April 22). He allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits and fanned 11 (without walking a batter) against the Gophers and he retired 21 of the final 24 batters he faced.
• He followed it up with another eight-inning outing at No. 8 Rutgers, allowing one run on six hits and fanning 11 without walking a batter in a 4-1 victory.
• Over his last six starts, Mazur is 3-1 with a 1.47 ERA, allowing 10 runs (seven earned) on 21 hits over 43 innings, where he has 46 strikeouts. Opponents are hitting .142 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 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 (before taking a line drive off the hip) and he retired 15 straight batters at one point.
• Mazur, who has seven quality starts this season, has three streaks of 10 or more consecutive batters retired this season.
• Mazur has five games this season where he has fanned nine or more batters (9 vs. Air Force, 9 vs. Pepperdine, 9 vs. Illinois, 11 vs. Minnesota, 11 at No. 8 Rutgers).
• The Minnesota native is leading the Big Ten in batting average against (.153), is second in innings (71), tied for second in strikeouts (79), third in ERA (2.41), tied for third in fewest hits allowed (38), tied for fifth in fewest earned runs (19) and tied for sixth in wins (5).
• In league games, Mazur is leading the league in ERA (1.59), batting average against (.153), innings (3), is second in strikeouts (41), tied for fourth in wins (3) and tied for fifth in strikeouts looking (10).
• He is fourth nationally, allowing just 4.82 hits per nine innings and his 0.85 WHIP ranks 11th in the NCAA.
Graduate transfer Connor Schultz returned to the starting rotation on April 16 against Minnesota. In the two starts since, the Cedar Falls, Iowa, native is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA.
• Schultz dissected No. 8 Rutgers in his April 23 start, scattering two hits, walking one and fanning six over eight shutout innings. He retired 24 of the 27 batters he faced and needed just 85 pitches to shut down the high-powered Scarlet Knight offense. Schultz earned Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors on April 27 for his efforts.
• In his subsequent start, Schultz was roughed up for nine runs (eight earned) on five hits over 2 1/3 innings at Nebraska on May 1.
• In six starts this season, Schultz is 2-1 with a 3.96 ERA over 25 innings. He has allowed 12 runs (11 earned) on 15 hits and has 30 strikeouts to 10 walks.
• In Big Ten play, Schultz is limiting hitters to a .188 batting average, which ranks third in the league.
Sophomore Ty Langenberg has settled into weekend rotation as Iowa’s Sunday starter. He has made eight straight Sunday starts. The Urbandale, Iowa, native is 4-1 with a 3.45 ERA, giving up just 18 runs on 43 hits over 44 1/3 innings. Langenberg has 57 strikeouts to 14 walks on the year.
• After struggling in back-to-back starts, Langenberg returned to form at Nebraska, limiting the Huskers to one uneared run on three hits and fanning six over five innings. He wasn’t involved in the decision.
• Langenberg’s last win — his fourth of the season — came after tossing 5 2/3 shutout innings at Michigan on April 3. 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.
ONE OF THE B1G’s BEST
The Hawkeye pitching staff has been superb this season as Iowa leads the Big Ten in ERA (3.46), strikeouts (480), batting average against (.198), fewest hits allowed (260), fewest runs allowed (175) and fewest earned runs allowed (141).
• The Hawkeyes have given up just 260 hits over 366 1/3 innings with just 74 going for extra bases.
• Iowa is second in the nation, striking out 11.8 batters, second in hits allowed per nine innings at 6.39, seventh in ERA (3.46) and 10th in WHIP (1.25).
• Iowa’s starting pitchers are 14-7 with a 3.77 ERA, fanning 216 over 181 1/3 innings. Opponents are hitting just .205.
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 10th-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 28 games this season, including eight games with 16 or more strikeouts.
• The Hawkeyes have 480 strikeouts over 41 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 18 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 seven games, allowing three or fewer hits this season. The Hawkeyes have five 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 tied for fourth in the Big Ten with 12 saves.
• Senior Ben Beutel notched his second save, getting the final three outs in the series-clinching road win at Nebraska on May 1. Beutel is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in a team-high 20 appearances this season. Beutel has allowed four runs on 12 hits over 20 innings where he has 27 strikeouts to two walks.
• Beutel hasn’t allowed a run in 17 of his 20 appearances and he has made multiple weekend appearances five times this season.
• Freshman Brody Brecht has 21 strikeouts and hasn’t allowed an earned run (and has allowed just four hits) over his last eight appearances, spanning 12 1/3 innings, giving him 40 Ks over 21 innings this season. He is 1-3 with a 2.14 ERA in 14 appearances and has not given up an extra base hit.
• Redshirt junior Duncan Davitt is 3-1 with a 3.75 ERA in 13 appearances as a swing reliever. He has allowed 11 runs (10 earned) on 19 hits and has 41 strikeouts (to eight walks) over 24 innings.
• Redshirt sophomore Luke Llewellyn has been named to the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List. The Urbandale, Iowa, native is 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 11 appearances with three saves.
• Iowa’s relievers are 12-8 with a 3.16 ERA this season, allowing 91 runs (65 earned) on 125 hits over 185 innings. The staff has 264 strikeouts to 119 walks and is limiting hitters to a .192 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 27 times this season.
ON THE OFFENSIVE
• The Hawkeyes have scored 243 runs in 41 games, averaging 5.9 runs per contest. Iowa has eight games with 10 or more runs and 15 games with 10 or more hits.
• Iowa is 17-7 when scoring first this season and 20-7 when out-hitting its opponent.
• The team is 18-2 when scoring six or more runs this season.
• The Hawkeyes are outscoring opponents, 84-63, over the first three innings and 72-53 over the final three innings (including extras).
PETEY: THE FROSH
• Freshman Sam Petersen is hitting .259 (30-of-116) on the season with four doubles, four home runs, 22 RBIs and 21 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.
• In the series-clinching win at No. 8 Rutgers, Petersen went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, tying a career-high.
• The Boilermakers bring a 25-14 overall and 6-7 Big Ten record into Iowa City. Since winning the first 15 games of the season, Purdue is 10-14 overall.
• Purdue won two of three games against Michigan last weekend in West Lafayette after getting swept by Belmont and losing two of three games at Penn State.
• The Boilermakers are fourth in the Big Ten with a .289 batting average and average 7.8 runs per game. Evan Albrecht leads a group of five Boilermaker regulars who are hitting over .300.
• Albrecht has a team-high .387 average with 55 hits, including 10 doubles, 29 RBIs and 33 runs scored. Cam Thompson is hitting .300 with 10 homers and 49 RBIs, while Curtis Washington (26/26), Mike Bolton, Jr., (24/28) and Albrecht (17/18) have 67 of the team’s 96 steals.
• Purdue’s pitching staff has a 5.39 ERA, allowing 386 hits over 355 2/3 innings.
• Iowa leads the all-time series against the Boilermakers, 102-70-1.
• The Hawkeyes have won seven consecutive series over Purdue dating back to the 2012 season.
• Iowa took two of three games in 2019 and 2021 in West Lafayette.
• This is Purdue’s first trip to Iowa City since the 2017 season when the Hawkeyes won two of three games.
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.
• The Hawkeyes are 116-39 at home since the start of the 2015 season.
• Iowa won 19 games in 2019, the third-most in a single-season in school history, trailing only the 22 wins in 1977 and 20 wins in 2018.
• Iowa has 17 walk-off victories at Duane Banks Field since the start of 2015.
• 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 266 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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