April 28, 2007
EVANSTON, IL - The University of Iowa baseball team won game two of Saturday's doubleheader, 13-8, over Northwestern Saturday at Rocky Miller Park in Evanston, IL. Iowa ups its record to 21-15 (10-8), while the Wildcats fall to 10-28 (3-16).
Six Hawkeyes had two hits in the game.
The Wildcats took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the second on a three-run home run from Chad Noble, but the Hawkeyes responded with a game-tying bomb of their own in the top of the third off the bat of Dusty Napoleon.
A two-out error by shortstop Jason White proved costly in the bottom of the third, when it was followed by a two-run homer from Mike Kalina.
Iowa tied things up at 5-5 in the top of the fourth on a two-run, two-out triple from Justin Toole. Northwester came back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning, re-taking a two-run lead on an RBI single and a run-scoring balk.
The Hawkeyes put up four runs in the top of the fifth, using four hits and a Wildcat error to take a 9-7 lead.
White hit his team-leading eighth home run in the sixth, and Iowa added three more in the seventh on a two-run triple off the bat of Ben Geeland and an RBI single from Toole.
Northwestern got one run in the bottom of the inning off Hawkeye reliever Mike Jacobs, but closer Mike Schurz came in and slammed the door with a pair or strikeouts.
Iowa will go for the series sweep tomorrow at 1 p.m.
GAME SUMMARY Iowa 102 241 3 -- 13 15 2 Northwestern 032 220 1 -- 8 13 1
WP - George Rasiarmos (1-1) LP - Cole Livermore (2-7)