Hawkeyes Fall to Gamecocks, 6-1

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – The University of Iowa baseball team dropped the rubber match of the series with Jacksonville State on Sunday, 6-1, at Rudy Abbott Field.

Marcus Morgan started on the mound for the Hawkeyes, throwing three an 1/3 innings. Morgan allowed four earned runs on three hits. Zach Voelker and Jack Whitlock relieved Morgan for the final 4 2/3 innings.

Gable Mitchell, Reese Moore and Sam Petersen collected Iowa’s three hits. The Hawkeyes were held off the scoreboard until the ninth inning, when Moore was walked with the bases loaded. Iowa would ultimately leave the bases loaded.

Gamecock pitcher Austin Cornelius earned the win, throwing eight innings and scattering the three Hawkeye hits.

Iowa (7-8) travels to Athens, Georgia, to face off against the Georgia Bulldogs (16-1) on Tuesday, March 12. First pitch is slated for 4:00 p.m. (CT) from Foley Field.