Iowa baseball falls in extras at Southern Illinois

Hawk Central

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Iowa baseball team dropped an extra-inning ballgame at Southern Illinois on Friday at Itchy Jones Stadium.

The Hawkeyes lost to the Salukis, 2-1, snapping their two-game winning streak. The game was locked at 0-0 until the top of the 10th inning. Iowa (2-5) got on the board thanks to a Mason McCoy singled to left field, driving in Corbin Woods. SIU (6-3) retaliated in the bottom of the frame when Hunter Anderson laced an RBI single up the middle.

The Hawkeyes went scoreless in the top of the 11th, and SIU answered moments later by scoring the game-winner in the bottom of the inning off a Dylinn Mucha sacrifice fly.

Iowa starting pitcher C.J. Eldred tossed nine innings on 93 pitches before the Hawkeyes went to the bullpen. He struck out four batters, scattered two hits and allowed one run (unearned). Zach Daniels suffered the loss, his first of the season. He threw one inning of relief and allowed the earned run in the 10th.

McCoy led the Hawkeyes at the plate going 3-for-5 with the RBI.

Iowa and SIU will play again Saturday at 2 p.m.