Iowa lost the lead late in an 8-6 defeat to Minnesota on Saturday. The game was tied at five with Minnesota batting in the top of the sixth when Jameson Kuznia homered on a 1-1 count, scoring three runs.
Despite the loss, Iowa did collect eight hits in the high-scoring affair. Minnesota had 12 hits on the way to victory.
Minnesota got things started in the first inning when Drew Law doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
Carson Timm was the winning pitcher for Minnesota. He surrendered one run on three hits over four innings, striking out three. Jaxon Knutson threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. Jaxon recorded the last out to earn the save for Minnesota. Mitch Naig lasted two innings, allowing six hits and six runs while striking out three and walking one.
Dylan Bloom started the game for Minnesota. He lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing four hits and four runs while striking out one and walking zero. Landon McCormick started the game for Iowa. He went four innings, allowing two runs on six hits and striking out six.
Iowa tallied two home runs on the day. Mitch went deep in the first inning. Will Nuss went for the long ball in the second inning.
Andrew Johannsen went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Iowa in hits. Iowa was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Jake Aunspach had the most chances in the field with nine.
Minnesota collected 12 hits on the day. Wyatt Myers, Carson, Jaxon, and Drew all managed multiple hits for Minnesota.
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