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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Iowa pitcher Cade Obermueller throws a pitch during a baseball game between Michigan and Iowa at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wolverines 3-2 in extra innings.

Iowa baseball second-year pitcher Cade Obermueller bounces back against Florida International

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter May 20, 2024

On May 10th, second-year pitcher Cade Obermueller returned to the mound for the first time since suffering a rib injury in April.  Prior to the injury, Obermueller showed he could be a valuable piece...

Iowa pitcher Brody Brecht and infielder Raider Tello celebrate getting through the eighth inning during a baseball game between Northwestern and Iowa at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City, Iowa. Friday, May 3, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats 9-2.

Three takeaways from Iowa baseball’s series sweep over Northwestern

Brad Schultz, Sports Reporter May 6, 2024

The Iowa baseball team swept the Northwestern Wildcats in a three-game series over the weekend at Duane Banks Field. Games one and three were decided by a single run, but the Hawkeyes prevailed in...

Northwestern infielder Vince Bianchina swings on a pitch during a baseball game between Iowa and Northwestern at Duane Banks Field on Friday, May 3, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats in a tight 4-3 finish.

Photos: Iowa baseball vs. Northwestern

Ethan McLaughlin, Photojournalist May 4, 2024

Fans packed into a full stadium at Duane Banks Field to watch Iowa take on Northwestern on Friday, May 3, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats in a tight 4-3 finish to take the first game in the three-game...

Iowa utility player, Andy Nelson slides into home base to beat the throw during a baseball game between Iowa and Western Illinois at Duane Banks Field on Friday, March 15, 2024. The Hawkeyes would win 11-1 in the eighth inning.

Andy Nelson enjoying breakout campaign with Iowa baseball

Brad Schultz, Sports Reporter May 2, 2024

When head coach Rick Heller took over the Iowa baseball program in 2014, he inherited a squad with struggling talent that finished eighth in the Big Ten. Fan interest was low, and there were even rumors...

Iowa players high five after a baseball game between Iowa and Milwaukee at Duane Banks Field on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers, 12-6.

Three takeaways from Iowa baseball’s comeback win over Illinois State

Brad Schultz, Sports Reporter April 30, 2024

The Iowa baseball team earned a comeback win at home against the Illinois State Redbirds. The Hawkeyes trailed 5-2 at one point, but timely hitting and solid pitching led them to an 8-7 victory. Here...

Iowa pitcher Brody Brecht pitching during a baseball game between Iowa and Ohio State at Duane Banks Baseball Stadium on Friday, May 5, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes 16-9.

Three takeaways from Iowa baseball’s series loss against Nebraska

Brad Schultz, Sports Reporter April 28, 2024

The Iowa baseball team dropped two of three games on the road against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Hawkeyes led 4-1 in game one, but the Huskers eventually roared back and rode the momentum to a series...

Iowa head coach Rick Heller talks to shortstop Michael Seegers during a baseball game between Iowa and Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Duane Banks Field on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers, 12-1.

‘Hellerball’: The philosophy behind Iowa baseball’s offense

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter April 26, 2024

Hellerball” is a common phrase players and fans use when Rick Heller is in charge of their baseball program. Given to him by Brett Douglas during his Northern Iowa coaching days, the term can...

Iowa players celebrate during a baseball game between Iowa and Milwaukee at Duane Banks Field on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers, 12-6.

Photos: Iowa baseball vs. Milwaukee

Sahithi Shankaiahgari, Photojournalist April 24, 2024

Iowa defeated Milwaukee, 12-6, at Duane Banks Field on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. This game was dedicated to kid captain Liam Doxsee and his journey with SCID. Iowa scored seven runs in the first three...

Iowa reliever Drew Deremer winds up during a baseball game between Bradley and Iowa at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes defeated the Braves 11-6.

Three takeaways from Iowa baseball’s 12-6 victory over Milwaukee

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter April 23, 2024

The Iowa baseball team continued to extend its winning streak after a 12-6 victory over Milwaukee at Duane Banks Field on Tuesday night — but not without some adjustments needed moving forward.  The...

Iowa and Rutgers play the last game of a three-game series at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City on Sunday, April 21, 2024. Iowa defeated Rutgers 5-1.

Photos: Iowa baseball vs. Rutgers

Emma Gutzman, Photojournalist April 22, 2024

The University of Iowa baseball team hosted Rutgers at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City on Sunday for the third and final game in a three-game series. The Hawkeyes beat the Scarlet Knights 5-1. The Hawkeyes...

Iowa infielder Raider Tello watches a pitch during a baseball game between Bradley and Iowa at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes defeated the Braves 11-6.

Three takeaways from Iowa baseball’s sweep over Rutgers

Jake Olson, Sports Reporter April 21, 2024

The Iowa baseball team earned its first sweep of the Big Ten season after taking all three contests against Rutgers this weekend. Here are three takeaways from Iowa’s sweep over Rutgers: Brody...

Iowa infielder Blake Guerin and utility player Andy Nelson embrace before a baseball game between Bradley and Iowa at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes defeated the Braves 11-6.

Photos: Iowa baseball vs. Bradley

Ryan Paris, Photojournalist April 18, 2024

The Iowa Hawkeyes hosted the Bradley Braves at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City on April 17th, 2024 for a stand-alone game. The Hawkeyes powered past the Braves with a late surge to win 11-6. Bradley...