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Jackrabbits take 14 innings to down Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] March 30, 2011 |

The Iowa baseball team lost to South Dakota State 7-4 in 14 innings Tuesday at Duane Banks Field.

“I thought we tried to do a little bit too much in certain situations,” Iowa coach Jack Dahm said. “We did some good things, but unfortunately, we did not get it done from an offensive standpoint. We need to take better advantage of our opportunities. We have to find a way to bounce back and get a win tomorrow.”

The Jackrabbits scored two runs in the top of the ninth to lead 4-3, but the Hawkeyes tied the score with a run in the bottom of the ninth on an RBI double by Trevor Willis.

South Dakota State’s Eric Cain hit a bases-loaded double in the top of the 14th inning for the win off Jeff Pacha, who had pitched a career-high four innings of relief.

Andrew Ewing hit 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs for Iowa, Tyson Blaser hit 2-for-7 with a run, Willis finished 2-for-5 with two doubles, and Chett Zeise hit 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Iowa (9-12) will face South Dakota State (8-9) again at 4 p.m. today.

S.Dakota St. 011 000 002 000 03 — 7 13 0

Iowa 011 000 011 000 00 — 4 12 4

Blake Treinen, Kolton Emery (8), Trever Vermeulen (9), Alex Oberle (10) and Zach Briggs, Joel Blake; Ricky Sandquist, Tim Fangman (7), Kevin Lee (9), Patrick Lala (8), Jeff Pacha (12) and Keith Brand. W — Oberle (2-3, L — Pacha (0-1). 2B — Andrew Phelan (SDS), Zach Rhodes (SDS), Eric Cain (SDS), Trevor Willis 2 (UI), Tyson Blaser (UI), Andrew Ewing (UI).

• WOMEN’S GOLF: The Hawkeyes remained in seventh place after the final round of the Anteater Invitational on Dove Canyon, Calif.

Iowa shot 306 strokes in the final round and finished with 929. Portland State won with 890.

Kristi Cardwell led the Hawkeyes with a final-round 73 and finished 11th overall with 224.

“I’m really happy for Kristi,” Iowa coach Kelly Crawford said. “She had another strong finish. I think she learned a lot from this tournament.”

Team scores (top 5, Iowa) — 1. Portland State 296-298-296–890; 2. Nevada 300-306-290–896; 3. UC Irvine 301-305-293–899; 4. Long Beach State 292-300-308–900; 5. Idaho 312-309-293–914; 7. Iowa 307-316-306–929.

Individual leaders — 1. Lauren Taylor (Portland State) 71-72-75–218; 2. (tie) Joyce Chong (Nevada) 71-79-70–220 and Kayla Mortellaro (Idaho) 71-77-72–220.

Iowa (929) — 11. Kristi Cardwell 71-80-73–224; 24. Chelsea Harris 79-77-76–232; 31. Laura Cilek 80-76-80–236; 37. Woojay Choi* 76-81-82–239; 48. Gigi DiGrazia 82-85-77–244; 49. Lauren Forbes 77-83-85–245.

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