“It’s a very special group, feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to coach those guys, and to have hopefully a lot of season left to play. They went out like true pros and played a great game and couldn’t be prouder of their group,” Iowa coach Rick Heller says.
Junior pitcher Calvin Mathews gave up one run in five innings of work to boost his season mark to 5-1. “The defense really came through today, I probably didn’t have some of my best stuff,” Mathews says.
Iowa improves to 18-3 in the Big Ten and 37-12 overall. They close out the regular season with a three game series at Rutgers beginning Thursday.