IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa Baseball team was defeated by Ohio State, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon at Duane Banks Field.
In a game that was tied 2-2 after six innings the Buckeyes broke things open in the seventh inning scoring three runs on one hit and four walks and a hit by pitch.
“Seventh inning they had five free bases,” said Heller. “Didn’t make them earn it. They played better today, and they pitched better today. That’s what happened.”
Kyle Huckstorf was 2-for-5 on the day. Sam Hojar had a solo home run and Sam Petersen tallied an RBI.
The Hawkeyes got a quality start from Ty Langenberg who threw 6 1/3 innings allowing three earned runs while striking out seven. Langenberg was tagged with the loss moving him to 5-3 on the season.
“It was a great start, he had good stuff today,” said Rick Heller. “Maybe the best stuff he’s had all season. I thought he pitched really well. Had good command for the most part. Gave us exactly what we needed from a start.”
Iowa left 11 runners stranded and were 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.
- The Hawkeyes move to 34-12, and 10-7 in Big Ten Play.
- Sam Hojnar hit his third home run of the weekend and 10th of the season.
- Iowa hit eight home runs this series. That is the most of any weekend series this season.
The Hawkeyes host Michigan State at Duane Banks Field from May 12-14.