COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State second baseman Colton Bauer hit his second home run of the year to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead but that was all the offense the Buckeyes would muster on Saturday in a 5-1 loss to Iowa.
Hawkeye starter Cam Baumann went 7.0 innings and allowed just three hits while striking out five and walking two. Bauer had a home run, Conner Pohl hustled-out a double and Archer Brookman had hit first hit of the season.
On the mound, Seth Lonsway picked up the loss, going 5.0 innings allowing three runs on four hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Patrick Murphy covered 3.1 innings out of the pen, allowing a pair of runs.
Iowa had the first scoring chance in the second as Brayden Frazier led off with a double and moved up to third on a wild pitch. But Lonsway was able to get back-to-back strikeouts and a groundout to end the threat.
The Buckeyes took the lead in the bottom the third as Bauer smoked his second home run of the season down the leftfield line. But the lead was short-lived as Iowa was finally able to take advantage of Lonsway wildness. Tyler Snep hit a long two-run home run to right to put the Hawkeyes in front.
Iowa added another run on a 2-out double in the fifth and then posted two more insurance runs in the ninth.
The Buckeyes, who are now 7-6 on the season, will take on Maryland on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is set for 4:05 p.m.