Rick Heller talks after Iowa's 9-8 win over Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament.


The Iowa baseball team started the Big Ten Conference tournament with a 9-8 victory over Maryland on Thursday.

A big contributor to the Hawkeyes' victory was Chris Whelan, who had everything but a triple for a cycle.

The Iowa left-fielder did a post-game interview with the Big Ten Network, but...

His Hawkeye teammates, mainly redshirt junior Zach Fricke, had some fun in the background.

Just watch, and enjoy:

And here's Fricke again, during an in-game interview with head coach Rick Heller. 

Iowa (35-19) plays Nebraska at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Who knows what Fricke has up his sleeves for the next game, but you can tune in to BTN to find out.

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