IOWA CITY, Iowa – Second-year student Ty Langenberg allowed one run in seven innings, and Hawkeyes ’attack broke out in nine rounds, leading Iowa’s baseball team to a 9-1 series victory over Purdue on Sunday on Mother’s Day at Duane Banks Field.
This win brings the Hawkeyes their fourth consecutive win in the series and their sixth in seven weekends. Iowa have a total of 28-16, 12-6 in the Big Ten game with two weeks left until the regular season.
Iowa opened the series on Friday night, winning by a 5-2 decision. The Boilermakers won 10-6 on Saturday.
In his career so far, Langenberg (5-1) has scattered five goals and scored seven, while making just one walk to record his fifth win of the season. The right-hander did not allow running during the first 6 2/3 innings before giving up a solo home run with two cars in the seventh.
Iowa finished with 12 throws in the game bringing the total number of seasons to 507 and setting a record in one season. The previous rating was 499 set in 2018.
“We made a mature, professional effort today,” head coach Rick Heller said. “After yesterday’s difficult day, we came out with a lot of energy. We were really turned against a good team and we needed a good start. Ty Langenberg did it; he was solid today. “
The Iowa attack started in the first inning against Purdue starter Logan Danzeisen. The right-hander hit Peyton Williams with one car before serving Keaton Anthony a two-run home run. The native of Georgia cleared a 2-2 pitch 442 feet deep over the Sharp Family Video Board in the left field and brought the Hawkeyes to a 2-0 lead.
“I feel pretty good up there,” Anthony said. “I saw the 1-0 slider and I didn’t expect it. He hung it up a bit, so I felt it was the resin I needed to ambush. He came back with quick balls and I fouled them.
“He threw a fast ball at 2-2 and I fouled it, I was on that one. I expected, when he shook, I thought he was shaking to slide, and I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss it. It was a beautiful day for today with the wind blowing in the left field. ”
Iowa doubled their lead in the third with two playoffs. Anthony was walking, and Izaya Fullard was hit in a Troy Wansing game with two outs. Junior red shirt Brendan Sher followed by a double in the left center field, increasing the lead to 4-0.
The Hawkeyes opened the game in the fifth, pushing five rounds across the board. After filling the bases, Sher drew one out and scored 5-0, and Williams scored in the wild. With the pitch drawn, rookie Ben Wilmes hit a hard ground floor in the middle and raised the score to 8-0, and second-team player Cade Moss single-handedly pushed the lead to 9-0.
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Purdue scored six runs in the first four innings and added four sets later to win the series 10-6 on Saturday.
The Boilermakers scored two runs with three goals in the second and added one run in the third to knock Iowa starter Connor Schultz out of the competition. Purdue doubled his lead with Paul Toetz’s solo home run and CJ Valdez’s two singles in the fourth against Dylan Nedved’s relief.
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The Hawkeyes offense came to life in the fifth when Brett McCleary and Kyle Huckstorf had one single. Iowa entered the scoreboard after Michael Seegers broke out before freshman freshman Keaton Anthony hit 404 feet over the scoreboard in the left field and reduced the gap to 6-4.
The momentum was in trend in favor of Iowa when Izaya Fullard singled out and Brendan Sher doubled up to start sixth, but Purdue facilitator Khal Stephen followed him with three consecutive Ks to break the threat from Iowa.
Schultz (2-2) suffered a defeat, allowing three sets on five goals in 2 2/3 innings. Purdue’s Wyatt Wendell earned the win, allowing four rounds on seven goals in five innings.
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Redshirt second-grader Adam Mazur flirted with his second consecutive complete break in the game, and the Iowa attack led to five places in the third inning on the way to a 5-2 series victory on Friday.
Mazur threw in 8 2/3 of the shutdown before giving up two runs with two cars at the top of the ninth. The right-hander pulled 11 consecutive Boilermakers from the third to sixth innings before handing over the single in the lead in the seventh.
“I put her in the zone and let them hit her,” said Mazur, who has improved to 6-2 this season. “I know I have a lot of good help behind me.”
In the ninth half, Evan Albrecht from Purdue doubled the right line of the field and took the lead from the inning, and CJ Valdez followed the walk – Mazur’s only base on the ball in play. After getting two cars through a fly out and a touchdown, Troy Viola set the middle on the board to break Mazur’s streak of 24 2/3 innings with no results and no day.
Mazur’s final line was 8 2/3 innings, scattering five goals with three outbursts to one move on 96 pitches. Redshirt senior Ben Beutel kicked out Tyler Powers wanting to earn his third defense.
“I was happy to have a few quick innings, a long time in the game and gave our team a chance to win,” Mazur said. “My mentality every time out there is to keep the team in the game and play more inning than the opponent’s pitcher.”
The Iowa attack scored five runs – all in the third inning – and finished with 10 goals in the game.
The Hawkeyes sent nine hitters to the board in the third against starter Purdue CJ Bakker. The playoffs began with a single by Michael Seegers and a double by Peyton Williams on the right.
Red-shirt freshman Keaton Anthony put Iowa in the lead with an RBI single in the left field, and after Will Mulfur’s walk, red-haired senior Izaya Fullard singled out in the right field for her second goal of the game. Redshirt junior RBI Brendan Sheer landed at 3-0, and freshman Ben Wilmes broke through the ground floor through the left for the last two RBIs.
Seven different Hawkeyes achieved success with Fullard leading by 3-for-4 days with one RBI.
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