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UI Baseball: Iowa Splits Saturday Doubleheader vs. Northwestern

logo_iowa_hawkeyesCAROL STREAM, Ill. — Northwestern’s Brandon Magallones scattered four hits over 8 1/3 innings to lead the Wildcats to a 5-1 victory over the University of Iowa baseball team in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader at Lee Pfund Stadium. NU won the weekend series, taking 2-of-3 games.

Magallones allowed one earned run, and finished with seven strikeouts to two walks to improve to 3-1 this season. Reliever Dan Tyson pitched the final 2/3 of an inning and got out of a bases loaded jam to pick up his first save.

Northwestern grabbed the 1-0 lead in the third inning, scoring an unearned run. Kyle Ruchim opened the frame by reaching on an error by left fielder Kris Goodman before scoring on an RBI groundout by Jack Havey.

After holding the Wildcats scoreless in the fourth and fifth innings, Northwestern plated runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to break the game open.

Walker Moses had an RBI bunt single in the sixth, Jack Mitchell had an RBI single up the middle in the seventh, and Jake Schieber doubled home the fourth run in the eighth. NU plated a second run — an unearned run — in the inning following Iowa’s fifth error of the contest.

The Hawkeyes put on their rally hats, loading the bases with one out in the ninth inning on a pair of walks and a single by Jake Mangler to chase Magallones. Tyson struck out pinch hitter Ryan Rumpf for the second out before sophomore Taylor Kaufman scored on a wild pitch to make it a 5-1 game. Tyson then got junior Trevor Kenyon to ground out to end the game.

Freshman Calvin Mathews was solid in his third start, but suffered his third loss of the season. The right-hander gave up one run on two hits over five innings, finishing with four strikeouts. Freshman Josh Martsching, sophomore Andrew Hedrick and senior Ben Bergman each gave up earned runs in single innings of relief.

Freshman Nick Roscetti tallied two of Iowa’s four hits in the game, finishing 2-for-3. It was the infielder’s first career multi-hit game.

Iowa (9-10, 1-2) returns to action Wednesday, hosting Creighton in its home opener at Duane Banks Field. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. (CT).

March 23, 2013

Dermody’s Complete Game Lifts Iowa

CAROL STREAM, Ill. — Senior Matt Dermody allowed one unearned run in a complete game victory, leading the University of Iowa baseball team to a 2-1 win over Northwestern in the opening game of a Saturday doubleheader at Lee Pfund Stadium.

The southpaw scattered five hits over the first eight innings and allowed seven over nine frames. He had five strikeouts to one walk en route to his career-best and Big Ten-leading fifth win. Dermody is now 5-0 with a 1.91 ERA in six starts this season.

The Hawkeyes (9-9, 1-1) gave Dermody an early lead, pushing the game’s first run across the plate before he even took the hill. Sophomore Eric Toole singled up the middle to start the game before stealing second base — his eighth steal in nine attempts — to move into scoring position. With one out, sophomore Taylor Kaufman’s RBI single to first base gave Iowa the 1-0 lead.

The Wildcats tied the game in their third at-bat, courtesy of two hits and a Hawkeye error. With one out Walker Moses singled to right field and Kyle Ruchim followed with a two-out single to right center to put runners at the corners. Zach Morton then reached on a throwing error by UI third baseman Nick Day, which allowed Moses to cross the plate.

Dermody and NU starter Luke Farrell threw up goose eggs during the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Farrell left the game after seven innings, surrendering one run on just three Hawkeye hits with nine strikeouts.
Iowa got things going in the top of the eighth against Wildcat reliever Ethan Bramschreiber. Pinch hitter Keith Brand singled through the left side to start things off before moving into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by Anthony Torres.

With two outs, NU intentionally walked Toole to get to sophomore Kris Goodman. The move backfired, as Goodman’s RBI single gave Iowa the 2-1 lead. Kaufman followed with a walk to load the bases, but junior Taylor Zeutenhorst left them stranded when reliever Reed Mason struck him out to end the Hawkeye threat.

Dermody pitched around a two-out rally in Northwestern’s final at-bat. The Wildcats had back-to-back singles before Dermody got Colby Everett to fly out to centerfield to end the game.

Kaufman paced Iowa at the plate, going 2-for-3 with an RBI to notch his sixth multi-hit game this season. Four other Hawkeyes tallied a hit, and Goodman had the team’s second RBI.

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