The Iowa Hawkeye baseball team is 6-0 in the Big Ten for the first time. The Hawkeyes had nine hits and used a strong outing from starting pitcher Calvin Mathews to complete a three game sweep of Purdue on the road with a 4-1 victory.

“We did exactly what we needed to do if we are going to stay and make a run in the race It was a great Sunday win, one of those games that early on it didn’t seem like we were going to have much luck,” Iowa coach Rick Heller says. The Hawkeyes won despite struggling to string hits together. Heller says they were hitting line drives at people early on, but they stuck with it and scratched out some runs.

The Hawkeyes return to action Wednesday night at home against Wisconsin-Milwaukee.