Sophomore Nick Gallagher pitched seven shutout innings in relief to lead the Iowa Hawkeye baseball team to a 2-1 victory over Kansas State in the opening game of a Sunday doubleheader at Duane Banks Field.
Gallagher (6-2) earned his team-leading sixth victory, scattering two hits and striking out five without issuing a walk.
Tyler Peyton’s RBI single in the bottom of the second inning provided the Hawkeyes their first run of the game and Joel Booker’s foifth homer of the season in the bottom of the seventh was the eventual game winner.
The Wildcats rebounded with a 4-2 victory in the nightcap as they claimed two of three games of a soggy weekend series. Iowa is now 20-21 on the season and will host Western Illinois on Tuesday night in non-conference action.