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Iowa Baseball Finally Wins a Game-

April 4, 2010
Baseball is known as America’s pass time, a leisurely game common to just about every father and son. Baseball is the sport that has changed America’s history by bringing them together in a hurting time. During the past few years Iowa Baseball has suffered from some less than perfect seasons when they received a new head coach, Jack Dahm.
This weekend Iowa finally wins finishes a long winning streak after their win against Michigan State. They played Michigan State on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, beginning strong but ending poorly. They won the first game played on April 2 with a score of Iowa 5 and Michigan State 3, and then lost the next two games 16-2 and 26-11. The Hawks have won the past 5 out of 6 games and were excited moving into this weekend. Perhaps the Hawks got a little too confident and gave it up a little at the end.
In the fight of the last game, Jack Dahm states, “My biggest thing is that we played three outstanding innings, unfortunately, baseball games are nine”. The Hawkeyes were going strong at the beginning of the game, taking a 1-0 lead early on. The Spartans tied this in the second inning, only scoring 1 run. Iowa tried to take the lead back in the third inning, 2-1, but Michigan State tied it up again in the bottom of the third. However, this tip-toeing of scores all ended in the fourth frame, having six runs. Michigan State then added 12 runs in the fifth, four in the seventh, and then two runs in the eight.
The Hawkeyes put up a good fight, but in the end they did not accomplish what I am sure they intended to. However, this is another step closer for the Hawkeyes to earn a valuable spot in the Big10.


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