Hawkeyes Bounce Back Defeating Gophers, 14-6

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa baseball team defeated Minnesota, 14-6, on Saturday afternoon at Duane Banks Field.

“Really happy with how our guys came out and played,” said Iowa head coach Rick Heller. “We came out and played hard from the first pitch. Offensively, I couldn’t be happier with our approach at the plate or how we put pressure on them every inning.”

The Hawkeyes scored in every inning except one to even the series at one game apiece.

Cade Obermueller got the start for the Hawkeyes and earned his second win of the season. He threw five innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits with three strikeouts.

Aaron Savary threw three innings in relief allowing one earned run. He struck out four and walked just one. Sam Hart threw the final inning allowing a two-run home run but closing the door on the win.

“Cade Obermueller picked up the win for us,” said Heller. “He logged five innings. After a little bit of a slow start, gave some free bases that scored but he really settled in and pitched well after that. We did a good job keeping leadoff men off base all game. Aaron Savary came in and did a nice job to get us to the ninth.”

Andy Nelson remained red hot going 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs and a home run. In nine games since moving into the leadoff spot Nelson is slashing .545/.652/.970 with 14 RBIs, four home runs, and 19 runs scored.

Raider Tello was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs and Ben Wilmes was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Kyle Huckstorf added two hits and an RBI while tallying two runs for the Hawkeyes.

“Happy with the bounce back,” said Heller. “Really mature and professional effort from our guys today. We didn’t let yesterday affect anything and we played a great game today.”

The Hawkeyes and Gophers will wrap up the series tomorrow at Noon.