Iowa escapes ninth-inning jam, downs Illinois

Register staff report

The Iowa baseball team held off Illinois 4-3 Sunday, taking the series 2-1.

Zach Daniels earned his first career save, escaping a bases-loaded, one-out situation in the top of the ninth inning with a strikeout and a fielded comeback hit.

Joel Booker recorded four RBI on the day, three coming off his fifth-inning home run.

Nick Gallagher got the win for Iowa. He went five innings, giving up four hits and one run while striking out five.

Up next for Iowa (14-15, 5-4 Big Ten) is a two-game set against Air Force. That series begins at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday.