Baseball Drops Opening Game to Iowa, 6-2
Cam Gibson had both RBIs for the Spartans.
May 10, 2013
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Michigan State baseball fell at Iowa in the first game of the three-game series 6-2 on Friday night. The Spartans (28-15, 9-7 Big Ten) gave up five-run seventh inning and had bases loaded in the ninth and couldn't score. Ryan Krill went 2-for-4 and Justin Hovis went 1-for-4 with a double.
Senior right-hander Andrew Waszak was saddled with his third loss of the season. He went 6 1/3 innings and gave up four runs on seven hits. Just two of the runs were earned and Waszak had two strikeouts.
Iowa starter Matt Dermody earned his seventh win of the season after throwing seven innings and allowing just two runs on five hits. He walked two and had nine strikeouts.
The Spartans scored first in the fifth inning. Kevin Goergen scored on an RBI-single to right field from Gibson.
Iowa evened the score at one in the sixth after a RBI-single up the middle.
Gibson notched his second RBI off a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning that scored Krill.
The Hawkeyes pulled away in the bottom half of the seventh after five runs, off four hits and one Spartan error.
MSU had a chance in the ninth trailing 6-2 with bases loaded. Krill singled to lead things off and Hovis reached on an Iowa error. Ryan Richardson reached on balls with two outs, setting up Jimmy Pickens as the tying run. Pickens hit the ball hard but flied out to center field to end the game.
The Spartans and Hawkeyes will play the second game of the series tomorrow at 2:05 ET. The game will be broadcast on tape-delay on the Big Ten Network at 8 p.m. ET.