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Strategies could change due to MLB’s 2020 playoff expansion if regular season play continues

A baseball with MLB logo is seen at Citizens Bank Park before a game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies on June 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

August 2, 2020

With the arrival of a COVID-19 outbreak within the Miami Marlins organization just days after Major League Baseball began its season on July 23, it has been speculated that the league may have to stop all games if other teams see similar outbreaks. The league has taken steps to try to stop the o...

Hawkeyes find success in unique college summer league baseball season

Iowa infielder Dylan Nedved rounds the bases during a baseball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday, March 10, at Duane Banks Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Jayhawks, 8-0.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

July 30, 2020

Another summer means another year of collegiate summer league baseball, and while this summer is not like any other due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa baseball players are still spread out across the country for summer league play. The Northwoods league, which includes seven divisions of teams...

Opinion | Major League Baseball needs to do better

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (46) leads off first base as Kansas City Royals pitcher Kyle Zimmer (45) throws a pitch during their MLB game at Comerica Park in Detroit, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

July 29, 2020

Just four days into the MLB season, a team-wide COVID-19 outbreak was announced. The Miami Marlins have announced 18 positive cases, 16 players and two coaches, and have had their season paused by the league through at least August 2. Despite the outbreak less than a week into the season, Major...

Baseball coach Rick Heller explains impact of NCAA’s blanket waiver on Iowa for 2021 season

Iowa players meet on the pitcher's mound during the game against Michigan State at the Duane Banks Baseball Stadium on Friday, May 10, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans 7-5.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

July 23, 2020

Most of the college baseball season was canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some elements of the season will still look different in 2021. Following the cancellation of the season, the NCAA Division I Committee for Legislative Relief announced that teams would receive a bla...

Major League Baseball starts its season amid COVID-19 pandemic

A sign reminding photographers to social distance is seen in the stands at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

July 22, 2020

Major League Baseball is finally back. The season opens Thursday night, with the Yankees playing the Nationals at Nationals Park and the Giants playing the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. All other clubs are opening on Friday. But the season reopening doesn’t come without a multitude of chang...

Iowa’s Jack Guzek named Midwest Collegiate League Pitcher of the Week

Fans watch the action during a baseball game between Iowa and UC Irvine at Duane Banks Field on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Hawkeyes lost to the  Anteaters, 15-4.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 20, 2020

 Iowa redshirt sophomore Jack Guzek was named the Midwest Collegiate League Pitcher of the Week on Monday. The Northwest Indiana Oilman right-hander pitched his way to the MCL honor when he allowed just four hits over six shutout innings in a July 15 start against Crestwood.  He racked up nine ...

Iowa high school baseball, softball teams grateful for season despite obstacles

A softball field is seen on Saturday, June 13 at West High School in Iowa City.

Jordan Winke, Sports Reporter

July 16, 2020

When Iowa became the only state to allow high school baseball and softball to resume in June amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation watched. Some saw it as a much-needed step toward normalcy, while others saw it as a premature and unsafe decision. As with any navigation through uncharted water...

Iowa head coaches using social media to encourage mask wearing

Coach Rick Heller takes the field during the game against Bradley on March 26, 2019 at Duane Banks Field. The Hawks took the victory, 4-2.

Will Fineman, Sports Reporter

July 16, 2020

While fall sports remain uncertain as concerns with COVID-19 continue, many University of Iowa coaches have come forward on social media to promote wearing a face covering to help prevent the spread of the virus. In a video posted on the Iowa Hawkeyes social media pages earlier this month, Iowa ...

Year in review: The top contests of 2019-20 at each Iowa athletic facility

Fans storm the field during a football game between Iowa and Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gophers, 23-19, ending Minnesota's undefeated season.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

July 13, 2020

After spring sports were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still uncertainty surrounding whether Iowa will be back in action in the fall. Before sports were canceled, it was a great year for Hawkeye sports. With the hiatus in live Iowa sporting events still ongoing, the DI lo...

Implementation of DH in National League for 2020 season beneficial to certain players

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred addresses reporters during MLB Media Day activities on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

July 5, 2020

The designated hitter is coming to the National League for the first time in Major League Baseball history. The 2020 season mandated by the league’s owners includes 60 games, COVID-19 testing every other day, and a universal designated hitter. The DH has been in the American League since...

Recapping negotiations between MLB, MLBPA now that 2020 season is set

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred addresses reporters during MLB Media Day activities on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

June 25, 2020

Major League Baseball is finally coming back. After months of negotiations, players have committed to reporting to their home stadiums by July 1 and starting a 60-game season on July 23 or 24. Uncertainty has swirled around the MLB season, with players and owners seemingly never able to come ...

Iowa baseball players miss out on opportunities due to shortened MLB Draft

Iowa catcher Austin Martin watches the pitch during a baseball game between Iowa and Grand View at Duane Banks Field on March 3, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Vikings 15-2.

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter

June 18, 2020

After Major League Baseball announced that its 2020 draft would only be five rounds instead of the usual 40, thousands of draft hopefuls, both collegiate and high school, were left scrambling. Including Iowa baseball players. “From a players’ standpoint, it was obviously disappointing for t...