Hawkeyes Fall to Georgia in Midweek Contest

ATHENS, Georgia – The University of Iowa baseball team was defeated by Georgia, 10-5, on Tuesday night at Foley Field.

“We just didn’t play or pitch well enough to beat a good team like Georgia,” said head coach Rick Heller. “I thought we played hard and competed but there were just too many mistakes. We had a rough start as they hit three home runs and scored five runs in the first two innings.”

The Hawkeyes and Bulldogs traded home runs in the bottom of the first and the top of the second. Georgia then broke the game open scoring four in the bottom of the second. Iowa and Georgia traded two runs apiece to make the score, 7-3.

The Hawkeyes cut the deficit to two runs in the seventh, but Georgia scored three unanswered runs to put the game away.

“Our offense fought back and cut the lead to two,” said Heller. “But we couldn’t get a shutdown inning the rest of the way. Giving up five runs in the final four innings makes it tough to win. We will go to work and get better when we get home.”

Davis Cop was 2-for-3 with a home run, Reese Moore had an RBI double for the Hawkeyes and Gable Mitchell added an RBI.

Elliot Cadieux-Lanoue got the start for Iowa and fell to 3-1 on the season. He struck out two and allowed four runs on four hits.

Nine other Hawkeyes saw action out of the bullpen in what was a staff game for Iowa. They allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits and struck out six.