Hawkeyes Down Madison College

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa baseball team continued its fall slate with a 16-12 win over Madison College in 15 innings on Friday evening.

The Hawkeyes started quickly, with junior Marcus Morgan holding the Wolfpack scoreless in the top of the first before the Iowa bats plated six runs in the bottom half. Senior Davis Cop highlighted the inning with a three-run home run. The Hawkeyes would ultimately bat around in the first inning, with senior Andy Nelson, junior Connor Hennings and redshirt sophomore Coy Sarsfield each driving in a run.

Madison College would chip away at the Iowa lead over the middle innings and eventually tie the game at seven in the 7th. After the Wolfpack took the lead in the 8th, the Hawkeye bullpen settled in. Senior Ben DeTaeye set the visitors down in order in the 9th before senior Michael Seegers and junior Ben Wilmes knocked home a pair of runs to give Iowa the 9-8 edge heading into the 10th inning.

Iowa plated some insurance in the 10th, building its lead to five courtesy of a Madison College error and RBI base hits from Sarsfield and senior Cade Moss. Despite a comeback attempt by the Wolfpack, senior Jack Young fired an inning and two thirds of scoreless baseball, while striking out three and not allowing a baserunner. Junior Merrick Mathews finished the scoring for the Hawkeyes, unloading the bases in the 14th to secure the victory.

Up Next: Iowa hosts Indian Hills on Friday, October 6, at Duane Banks Field. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. and admission is free.