The Iowa Hawkeyes look to move up the Big Ten standings this weekend with a three game series against Ohio State which opens, tomorrow night in Iowa City. The Hawks are 8-10 in the league race and are hoping to leap frog the Buckeyes who at 9-9 are tied for fifth in the league race. The top six teams advance to the conference tournament.

Iowa coach Jack Dahm says in a balanced race which has first and last separated by just two games the little things will make the difference. He says they play close games and they do a lot of things offensively as far as small ball and running the bases to win close games.

The Hawkeyes turned things around after dropping all three games of a series at Indiana back in mid-April. he says they didn’t play poorly, they just didn’t swing the bats well. The series will continue with single games on Saturday and Sunday.