Notes: Hawkeyes Face North Carolina

MATCHUP North Carolina vs. Iowa
LOCATION Bob Warn Field | Terre Haute, Indiana
DATE June 4, 2023 | 11 a.m. (CT)
LISTEN Hawkeye Radio Network | The Varsity Network
Game 1 | June 4 | 11 a.m. (CT) Iowa: RHP Ty Langenberg (6-3, 4.06 ERA)

UNC: RHP Cam Padgett (2-1, 5.67 ERA)


The two-seeded University of Iowa baseball team continues NCAA Regional play against No. 3  seed North Carolina

on Sunday at 11 a.m. (CT) at Bob Warn Field. 


• The Hawkeyes arel 43-15. Iowa is one win away from tying the program wins record set in 1981.

• This is Iowa’s sixth regional apperance and third under head coach Rick Heller. The Hawkeyes have apperances in 1972, 1975, 1990, 2015, 2017, and 2023) 

• Heller is now tied with Duane Banks (1970-1997) for most regional apperances in school history. 

• Heller recorded his 300th win at Iowa on April 14 against Minnesota. Heller is the third coach in Hawkeye history to reach 300 (Duane Banks and Otto Vogel). He recorded his 1,000th career win on May 6 against Ohio State. Heller has the 10th most wins among active coaches. 

• The Hawkeyes got off to their best start in program history (19-3), passing the 1939 team (18-4).

• Iowa came into the regional outscoring its opponents 466-241, they were averaging 8.3 runs per game. That ranked 23rd in the nation. 

• The pitching staff had a 4.04 ERA good for 11th in the nation. The Iowa staff ranked second in the country in hits allowed per nine innings (6.68), fifth in strikeouts per nine (11.0), and the Iowa defense has a .981 fielding percentage which ranked 14th in the country. The Hawkeyes have a .298 batting average. Iowa ranked 14th in the nation in on base percentage (.418), 20th in the nation in runs scored, 25th with 126 doubles, and 27th with 311 walks.  


• Iowa is 8-12 all-time in NCAA Tournament play in six tournament appearances.

• Iowa is now 3-3 in the opening game of the NCAA tournament.

• The Hawkeyes won four games during their run to the 1972 College World Series.

• Iowa went 1-2 at the Houston Regional in 2017. The Hawkeyes won two games at the Springfield Regional in 2015

• UI head coach Rick Heller is 5-8 all-time in NCAA Regional play.