Iowa baseball avoids sweep with 11-8 victory over Maryland at Duane Banks Field
Hawkeyes score nine runs in fifth inning to erase 6-1 deficit
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa baseball team defeated Maryland, 11-8, in the final game of a three-game series on Sunday afternoon at Duane Banks Field.
The Hawkeyes used a nine run fifth inning to erase a 6-1 deficit to salvage the series against the Terrapins.
“Couldn’t be prouder of them,” said head coach Rick Heller. “Fall behind, fight back, fall behind, fight back. Nine runs in the fifth, nine straight batters reached base. Faced a really good arm today. It was really good to see.”
Four Hawkeyes tallied multiple hits in the game. Kyle Huckstorf was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, Cade Moss was 3-for-5, Raider Tello was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Michael Seegers was 2-for-5. Sam Hojnar hit a three-run home run in the fifth and Brennen Dorighi scored three runs.
Ty Langenberg got the start, throwing 4 1/3 innings and striking out seven while allowing six earned runs. Jacob Henderson pitched 2/3 innings striking out two and earning the win. Cade Obermueller earned his first career save pitching the final four innings and striking out five.
“Ty gave us a decent start,” said Heller. “Fell apart fast for him in the fifth and Henderson came in and got us out of it. Cade was his own worst enemy in the inning he came in, dropping the ball at first and pick play, got out of that with only two and settled in and pitched great. Really proud of him.”
The Hawkeyes out hit the Terrapins 14-10 and hit .625 in advancement opportunities.
- Iowa improves to 20-6 and 1-2 in the Big Ten. Iowa is 7-0 in Sunday games.
- Iowa scored 10 or more runs for the 11th time this season. The Hawkeyes are 11-0 in those games.
- The Hawkeyes are 20-0 when they out hit their opponent.
- Iowa is 11-2 when overcoming a deficit this year.
The Hawkeyes head to Peoria, Illinois, to face Bradley for a midweek game at 6 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday.