IU junior pitcher Eric Arnett went a full nine innings, giving up only two hits and one earned run en route to a 5-1 win against Iowa on Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa.
His 11-strikeout performance moved Arnett's season record to 7-1 (3-0 in the Big Ten). The win moved the Hoosiers to 5-2 in the Big Ten standings, in sole possession of first place.
In addition to Arnett, the Hoosiers bats were also on.
Junior catcher Josh Phegley started the Hoosier attack in the fourth inning with a one-run home run, tying the game at 1-1. Later that inning with junior second baseman Tyler Rogers and sophomore outfielder Kipp Schutz on base, junior outfielder Evan Crawford singled to drive both players home.
In the eighth inning, freshman DH Alex Dickerson doubled down the right-field line, scoring Phegley. Schutz hit an RBI fielder’s choice, bringing home Dickerson two batters later.
On Friday, IU knocked off the Hawkeyes 6-2. The teams will finish the three-game series on Sunday.
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