Hawkeyes Down Tommies, 9-3

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa baseball team defeated St. Thomas on Tuesday evening, 9-3, at Duane Banks Field.

The Hawkeyes held the Tommies to just three hits and struck out eight St. Thomas batters.

“It was much better,” said head coach Rick Heller. “Much cleaner, lots of positives on the mound. Few blips here and there, Elliot walks three in the first and then gets out of it, and then goes out and gives us a 1-2-3 inning. It was good to see him work out of it. We only had six free bases tonight which is a big improvement from where we have been the last few games.”

Elliot Cadieux-Lanoue got the start for Iowa and improved to 3-0 on the season. The freshman threw two innings, didn’t allow a hit or a run, and struck out two and walked three.

Eight other Hawkeyes saw action out of the bullpen. They combined to strike out six, while walking three.

“I thought the offense was just steady,” said Heller. “Kept putting pressure on them and scoring runs. Big hit by Blake Guerin, 3-2 count, he fouls off several pitches and gets a big bases loaded hit with two outs. Michael Seegers had a big game; it was good to see him bounce out of it.”

Michael Seegers had a 3-for-4 night with three RBIs and a home run off the scoreboard. Blake Guerin added two RBIs for Iowa, and Andy Nelson and Gable Mitchell each added a RBI.