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Category: Baseball

Former major leaguer joins Iowa baseball staff

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014

The University of Iowa athletics department issued this press release Thursday: ===== IOWA CITY, Iowa – Former Major League Baseball player Jeff Clement has been named the University of Iowa baseball team’s volunteer assistant, UI head coach Rick Heller announced Thursday. “We are excited and fortunate to add Jeff to our coaching staff,” said Heller, who guided the Hawkeyes […]

Survey: Help enhance your HawkCentral experience

[ 0 ] July 11, 2014

We’re grateful that so many of you make us a trusted home for Hawkeyes sports coverage. And we want to serve you even better, giving you focused, improved, in-depth information and access year-round. So this is your chance to tell us what you want and how we can guide your Iowa sports experience across every […]

Jake Yacinich signs with L.A. Angels

[ 0 ] June 10, 2014

From his dad, to his grandfather and to his cousin, and uncle, everyone in Jake Yacinich’s family seemed has been involved in baseball. The game is in his blood. Yacinich, a former infielder at Dowling Catholic who spent the last three seasons playing at Iowa, signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday. “I’ve […]

Angels select Yacinich in MLB Draft

[ 0 ] June 6, 2014

The University of Iowa sent this press release Friday afternoon: University of Iowa junior Jake Yacinich was selected in the eighth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Friday by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The shortstop was the 239th pick overall. Yacinich was a first-team All-Big Ten selection as […]

MLB Draft looms as Iowa baseball moves forward

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014

Year One under Rick Heller is in the books for the Iowa baseball team. The Hawkeyes had their best start to a season through 10 games since 1940, totaled 30 wins overall, advanced to the Big Ten Tournament, won a Big Ten Tournament game, and featured an offense that was either first or second in […]

Three-sport letterwinner Dittmer dies

[ 0 ] June 2, 2014

Former University of Iowa three-sport letterwinner John D. “Jack” Dittmer passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the age of 86. Dittmer, a nine-time letterwinner in baseball, football and basketball, was first-team All-Big Ten, second-team All-America and co-captain of the Big Ten champion Iowa baseball team in 1949. In football, he earned all-conference and second-team […]

Video: Watch Iowa’s Yacinich steal home in Big Ten tourney

[ 0 ] May 23, 2014

Iowa’s Jake Yacinich stole home against Michigan on Friday at the Big Ten Tournament. Yacinich, a Dowling Catholic alum, was the lead runner on a double-steal attempt. Michigan threw to second base and had the shortstop cut it off and throw home. Yacinich made a nifty slide to avoid the catcher’s tag. Michigan beat Iowa […]

Iowa baseball stays alive in Big Ten tournament with late heroics

[ 0 ] May 22, 2014

FROM UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SPORTS INFORMATION OMAHA, Neb. – An eighth-inning sacrifice fly by junior Dan Potempa and a four-hit pitching performance by three University of Iowa hurlers propelled the Hawkeyes to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota in a Thursday afternoon elimination game at the Big Ten Tournament at TD Ameritrade Park. “It was a great […]

Hoosiers stop Hawks 5-2 at Big Ten tourney

[ 0 ] May 21, 2014

The Iowa baseball team lost to top-seeded and eighth-ranked Indiana 5-2 in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.

Hawkeyes want to make waves at tourney

[ 0 ] May 19, 2014

For the first time since 2010, the Iowa baseball team is headed to the Big Ten Tournament.