Terry Haute, IN- The second game of the NCAA Baseball Championship tournament did not go according to plan for the Iowa Hawkeyes as they fell to Indiana State 7-4.
Iowa would get on the board first as Raider Tello picked up his first RBI of the game on a single to right field to make the score 1 to 0 in the top of the 1st inning. Indiana St. would tie the game up with a solo home run by Adam Pottinger in the bottom of the 2nd inning.
The Sycamores and Hawkeyes would trade runs in the bottom of the 3rd with a sacrifice fly from Randal Diaz and an RBI single from Michael Seegers. The Hawkeyes would add two runs in the top of the 6th inning with an RBI double by Sam Hojnar and a sacrifice fly from Kyle Huckstorf.
After scoring a run on a bases load walk in the bottom of the 8th inning, the Sycamores had the bases loaded and two outs. That’s when Miguel Rivera and Grant Magill hit back-to-back two RBI doubles to make the score 7 to 4, the eventual final.
Connor Fenlong picked up the win on the mound for Indiana St. after 8 innings of work allowing 7 hits, 4 runs, two walks, and striking out 8. Jared Spencer pitched the last inning allowing just one walk.
Brody Brecht went 7 innings for the Hawkeyes allowing 2 runs on 2 hits, 4 walks, and 8 strikeouts. Jared Sampson was given the loss after allowing 4 runs and picking up one out on a strikeout. Luke Llewellyn grabbed the last two outs for Iowa, tallying a strikeout.
The Hawkeyes will face off against North Carolina tomorrow, June 4th, at 11 am.