Hawkeyes Fall to Indiana State, 7-4

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana โ€“ The University of Iowa baseball team was defeated 7-4, by the No. 1 seeded Indiana State Sycamores at Bob Warn Field.

The Hawkeyes led 4-2 through 7 innings before a five run eighth inning propelled Indiana State to victory.

Brody Brecht got the start for Iowa and threw seven innings allowing two hits and two runs while striking out eight.

Jared Simpson entered in relief and was tagged with the loss throwing 1/3 inning and allowing four earned runs. Luke Llewellyn threw the final 2/3 inning striking out two and allowing one earned run.

“Brody went out and did everything he could do to give us a chance,โ€ said head coach Rick Heller. โ€œOffensively, we battled all game and finally broke through with a couple runs to give us a two-run lead in the eighth. Unfortunately, it didn’t go well when we went to the bullpen with a couple free bases and some bad luck on a few plays. Luke came in in a tough situation where he had to pound the strike zone and they made us pay with two big hits to break the game openโ€

Raider Tello was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Sam Hojnar, Michael Seegers, and Kyle Huckstorf also each tallied an RBI for Iowa.

Iowa outhit the Sycamores, 7-6, and each team left five runners stranded.

โ€œWe rallied a little in the ninth, but their left fielder made an awesome play,โ€ said Heller. โ€œWe gave them a few things in the eighth and they took advantage of the opportunities, and you have to tip the hat to them on that.โ€


– Iowa moves to 43-15 on the year.

– Brecht has 109 strikeouts on the season, one shy of tying the single-season program record.

– The Hawkeyes are 0-13 when scoring less than five runs.

– Iowa outhit the Sycamores. This is only the third time this season that Iowa has lost while outhitting its opponents (42-3)

– This is only Iowa’s third loss of the season when leading after seven innings.


The Hawkeyes take on North Carolina in an elimination game tomorrow at 11 a.m. (CT), at Bob Warn Field.