IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa baseball team shutout Nebraska to clinch a series win on Saturday afternoon winning 8-0 at Duane Banks Field.
Marcus Morgan got the start for the Hawkeyes earning the win by throwing six innings, scattering three hits and a walk, and striking out five. Aaron Savary threw 2 2/3 innings of relief striking out four and allowing two hits. Chas Wheatley got the final out of the game.
“I thought we came out and played really well,” said head coach Rick Heller. “It started with a great start by Marcus Morgan. Marcus was outstanding today; he was in total control of himself and the game. Really limited the free bases.”
Raider Tello was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a double. He was joined by Kyle Huckstorf (2-for-4, with two RBIs), Brennen Dorighi (2-for-5) and Michael Seegers (2-for-4 with one RBI) as the Hawkeyes with multi-hit games.
Ben Wilmes was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and Keaton Anthony drew three walks and scored two runs.
“Ben Wilmes gets us going with the home run,” said Heller. “We score some runs in the third. We hada lot of traffic in the fourth and fifth but only got one run. We bounced back with a four spot in the sixth to give us a good cushion for Savary. Really can’t complain about much, I thought we executed offensively.”
The Hawkeyes outhit the Huskers 10-5, the Hawkeyes are 28-1 when outhitting their opponent.
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- The Hawkeyes improve to 28-10, and 6-5 in the Big Ten.
- This was the second shutout of the year for Iowa (Quinnipiac, 2/19).
- Wilmes’ home run was his second of the season.
- Iowa is 19-1 when scoring eight or more runs.
The Hawkeyes wrap up their series with the Huskers tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. (CT) in Iowa City.