SPRINGFIELD, MO – The Iowa baseball team made their first appearance in the NCAA tournament in 25 years on Friday.
The Hawkeyes manufactured three runs, and got a great pitching performance on the mound from Grimes native Tyler Peyton to beat Oregon 3-1. Peyton went 7 1/3 innings, giving up just one run while striking out five.
The only other NCAA win for the Hawkeyes came in 1972.
All three of Iowa’s runs came on infield singles, and a fielders choice.
The win give the Hawks 40 W’s on the season.
Iowa plays again Saturday night against either Missouri State or Canisius.