It’s time for regionals! The Hawkeyes are in Houston trying to extend their season, and they’ll get a chance to start off on the right foot against the Cougars in their first game tonight. The winner will take on the victor of Texas A&M vs. Baylor, which is set to take place today at 2 p.m. CT.
Iowa will be tested tonight as they go up against the AAC Pitcher of the Year in Trey Cumbie. Cumbie went 10-1 with a 1.88 ERA this year in 14 starts, and batters have not fared well against him - they’ve hit him to the tune of a .226 average this season. The Hawkeyes will send Ryan Erickson to the mound against Houston instead of Nick Gallagher. Erickson is 3-3 with a 2.96 ERA in 15 appearances (11 starts) on the year and is coming off the best start of his career where he blanked Nebraska over 7.2 innings.
Take a look at our complete preview of the Houston Regional to learn a bit more about the Cougars (as well as the Bears and Aggies).
If you plan on being in the Houston area today for the game, the IOWA Club is hosting a Hawk Huddle so you should stop by!
Our Houston IOWA Club will host a Hawk Huddle ahead of Friday's @UIBaseball NCAA Regional: 3 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, 3939 Washington Ave. pic.twitter.com/GxIDfQo4lt— U Iowa Alumni Assc. (@UIowaAlumni) June 1, 2017
Opponent: Houston Cougars
Game time: 7:04 p.m. CT // Friday, June 2, 2017
Location: Schroeder Park // Houston, TX
TV: ESPNU // Announcers: Lowell Galindo & Keith Moreland
Mobile: WatchESPN App
Radio: Hawkeye Radio Network, Hawkeye All-Access ($$)