Iowa baseball drops rubber game against Illinois

Game 1 score box

Game 2 square score

3 square score game

Iowa City, Iowa – Illinois scored five runs a ninth-inning lead in a back-to-back 9-5 win over the Iowa baseball team on Sunday afternoon at Duane Banks Field.

The loss breaks Iowa’s winning streak and drops the Hawkeyes’ record to 16-12 overall, 3-3 in Big Ten play.

The Hawkes split on Saturday with a double-header against Illinois. Iowa got the opening game, 4-2, before losing 7-5 in 13 innings in Game 2.

After grappling with a 4-4 draw over eight rounds on Sunday afternoon, Illinois finished fifth in a top ninth with one hit, five walks (one intentional) and a foul.

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