Hawkeyes Sweep Huskers

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa baseball team finished off a three-game sweep of Nebraska with a 6-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at Duane Banks Field.

“Today we played consistent baseball in all facets of the game,” said head coach Rick Heller. “It started Wednesday night against Bradley where we played as clean a game as we had all year, after maybe one of the worst showings of the season. That is four in a row where the guys showed up. That’s what it takes.”

Ty Langenberg got the start and the win and after allowing a leadoff home run to start the game was lights out. He went seven innings allowing three hits and striking out nine.

“I was really proud of Ty,” said Heller. “He went out and pitched a great game. He was hitting with all four pitches for the first time in a long time. We could tell he had his good stuff, and he settled in and did exactly what we needed a veteran like him to do on Sunday.”

Will Christophersen and Jared Simpson each threw an inning to close out the game.

Raider Tello and Sam Petersen each had two hits for the Hawkeyes. Cade Moss had a two RBI triple in the second inning. Sam Hojnar and Ben Wilmes each tallied an RBI for Iowa.  Brennen Dorighi hit a solo home run for Iowa.

The Hawkeyes out hit the Huskers 10-4 and took advantage of seven free bases by Nebraska.

Of Note

  • Iowa moves to 29-10 on the season and 7-5 in the Big Ten.  
  • Iowa now leads the all-time series with Nebraska, 29-25. 
  • Langenberg improves to 4-2 and tallied his first quality start of the year.  
  • Moss’ triple was the first of his career, and Dorighi’s home run was his eighth of the season.

Up Next

The Hawkeyes host Upper Iowa on April 25 at 4:05 p.m. (CT) at Duane Banks Field.