April 1, 2000
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.