Iowa baseball tops Nebraska-Omaha on the road at Werner Park


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The Iowa baseball team held Nebraska-Omaha scoreless Tuesday in a 3-0 victory at Werner Park in Papillion, Neb.

It was the first time all season that the Hawkeyes shut out their opponent and their first since a 4-0 victory over Indiana on March 31, 2012.

Iowa connected for 8 hits compared to Nebraska-Omaha’s 7.

Freshman Calvin Mathews took the mound first and pitched for five innings. He retired 14-consecutive Maverick hitters at one point before being relieved by sophomore Taylor Kaufman in the sixth.

“Calvin and Taylor both threw the ball extremely well,” Iowa baseball coach Jack Dahm said in a release. “They both attacked the strike zone. We had 1 error, so for the most part we played good defense behind them. It was a good effort by our guys and it started on the mound with the job that Calvin and Taylor did."

Iowa didn’t score a run until the fifth inning — and that was the only inning the Hawkeyes scored in. A two-run double down the left-field line from sophomore Kris Goodman drove in classmate Eric Toole and freshman Nick Roscetti.

Back-to-back singles by junior Trevor Kenyon and Kaufman helped to score Goodman for the third run. It was Kaufman’s 17th RBI of the season.

The Black and Gold sits at 13-18 overall, 2-7 in the Big Ten. 

Iowa will return to action on Friday in a three-game series; they will hit the road again to compete in University Park, Pa., against Penn State (7-24, 0-9 in the Big Ten) at Medlar Field. The series will conclude on April 21.

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