March 8, 2014
After leaving a total of five runners on base in the third, fourth, and fifth innings, the Hawkeyes put a two-spot on the scoreboard in the sixth. Junior Jake Yacinich and sophomore Tyler Peyton led off the inning with consecutive singles. Yacinich scored the first run on a Dan Potempa RBI groundout before senior Taylor Zeutenhorst tallied the second RBI with a single to second base.
The Wildcats tacked on single insurance runs in the sixth and eighth innings to stretch its advantage to 5-2. Blair DeBord had a one-out double in the sixth before scoring on Kivett's RBI single. In the eighth, DeBord knocked in the fifth run with an RBI single, plating Max Brown.
Kansas State starter Jared Moore (3-1) pitched five innings, allowing a pair of runs on five hits before turning it over to the Wildcat bullpen. The Hawkeyes mustered two base runners in their final three at-bats.
Hedrick (2-1) took the loss for Iowa, allowing three runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings. He had two strikeouts and five walks in the game. Sophomore Tyler Radtke threw the final 3 1/3 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits.
Peyton paced the Hawkeyes at the plate, finishing 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Zeutenhorst was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Iowa (9-3) will face Kansas State at 1 p.m. (CT) Sunday in the series finale.
|Kansas State 5, Iowa 2||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|Kansas State (6-7)||1||0||0||0||2||1||0||1||X||5||9||2|
|W: Moore (KSU) 3-1|
|L: Hedrick (IOWA) 2-1|
|S: Matthys (KSU) 2|