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April 1, 2000%^$%^$

%^$%^$Box Score%^$%^$%^$%^$

COLUMBUS, Ohio – %^$The Ohio State baseball team (17-8 overall, 1-1 in the Big Ten) combined for just five hits as they lost the first game of a doubleheader against the Iowa Hawkeyes (7-17 overall, 2-4 in the Big Ten), 4-2.%^$

%^$”Every game we play in the Big Ten is going to be tough,” head coach Bob Todd said. “Kevin Goodrum kept the game close but our offense never got untracked.”%^$

%^$In the bottom half of the second inning, OSU took a 1-0 lead. Jason Turner (Sr., Versailles, Ohio) led off with a double down the rightfield line. Two batters later, he scored on a single by Doug Dendinger (So., Greenwich, Ohio) to give the Buckeyes the first lead of the ballgame.%^$

%^$But the Hawkeyes immediately answered in the top of the third inning with two runs on three hits. Brad Husz led off with a single and then scored on a RBI single by Brian Burks. Two batters later, Iowa took the lead when Burks scored on a single by Brad Carlson to give the Hawkeyes a 2-1 lead.%^$

%^$In the top of the sixth inning, Iowa added another run on a leadoff solo home run by Alex Dvorsky off OSU starting pitcher Kevin Goodrum (Jr., Mentor, Ohio).%^$

%^$In the bottom of the sixth inning, OSU cut the Iowa lead to 3-2. Chad Ehrnsberger (Jr., Kalida, Ohio) led off with a walk and later scored on a single by Joe Wilkins (Jr., Grove City, Ohio).%^$

%^$In the top of the seventh inning, Iowa added another run when Burks scored on a sacrifice fly by Carlson to give the Hawkeyes a 4-2 lead.%^$

%^$For the Buckeyes, Goodrum (3-2) took the loss giving up nine hits, four runs and striking out four. Ryan Prahm (3-1) was the winning pitcher going five innings, giving up three hits and striking out three. Reed Pawelk picked up his fourth save of the year.