IOWA CITY, Ia. — The Iowa baseball team picked up a big win on Wednesday against Milwaukee.
The Hawkeyes routed the Panthers 9-1 in a nonconference mid-week game at Duane Banks Field.
Iowa plated an unearned run in the bottom of the first inning, but the Hawkeyes' offensive fire power didn't officially get rolling until the fourth. Mason McCoy belted a three-run home run over the right field wall, Joel Booker laced an RBI double and Zach Daniels recorded an RBI single as the Hawkeyes' built a 6-0 lead after four complete.
Iowa then got a solo shot off the bat of Tyler Peyton, his third of the season. Milwaukee answered in the top of the seventh on a Nick Unes sacrifice fly, but that would be all the support the Panthers would get. Daniels scored on a balk and Roscett on a wild pitch in the eighth.
The Hawkeye pitching staff shut down Panther hitters in the game as five hurlers took the mound. They allowed just two hits. Sam Lizarraga, who came in relief in the fifth inning, earned the win. He struck out one batter.
Iowa (12-14, 3-3 Big Ten Conference) hosts Illinois (12-14, 3-3) for a three-game series beginning Friday. First pitch is set for 4:05 p.m.