Iowa City, IA – Iowa defeated Milwaukee 14-4 at Duane Banks Field today. Milwaukee scored the first two runs of the game in the first inning, but the Hawks quickly answered in the first inning, tying the game. Iowa scored the next 14 runs, before allowing a home run in the ninth inning.
The offensive star was Lorenzo Elion, going 4-5 with 2 RBIs and 1 run scored. Tanner Wetrich was 2-4 with 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored, while Tyler Cropley also had two hits in five at bats, scoring two runs and driving in one.
It was a rough start for Trenton Wallace, giving up two runs in two innings on six hits, while striking out six. Shane Ritter had a perfect inning, while Jack Dreyer pitched two shutout innings, giving up two hits while striking out five to earn the victory and improve to 2-2 on the season. Cam Baumann also pitched a perfect inning. Ben Probst pitched two shutout innings allowing two hits and one walk while striking out four. Grant Leonard allowed a two run homer in the ninth.
Iowa improves to 24-13 before an all important conference series against 1st place Michigan. The Wolverines have won 20 games in a row and are 11-0 in the Big Ten. Iowa is currently tied for seventh in the Big Ten, so securing a series victory here would be crucial. First game starts Friday at 6pm.