It was a big day for Iowa baseball — The Hawkeyes took down Grand View 15-2 and head coach Rick Heller earned his 900th career win.
“It is always a time to reflect on all the former players that have played for me, all I have had the chance and privilege to coach, and all the great assistant coaches that put in all the hard work,” Heller said in a release. “It’s a team milestone for me, and for all the guys I have had the chance to be around in my career.”
Heller has been with the Hawkeyes since 2014, and he’s done an incredible job rejuvenating the baseball program in Iowa City. Before then, Heller coached at Indiana State, Northern Iowa, and Upper Iowa University.
Getting to Tuesday’s action, Iowa went with its typical midweek pitcher-by-committee approach against Grand View. Hunter Lee got the start, going three innings, allowing just two hits on six strikeouts. In total, the five Hawkeye arms combined for 14 Ks.
Izaya Fullard picked up right where he left off from Iowa’s last game, going 3-for-4 again with four RBIs. Teammates Zeb Adreon, Trenton Wallace, and Matthew Sosa each recorded two hits to their names. In total, Iowa’s 15 runs came on 14 hits — a great day for the Hawkeye bats.
What’s next for Iowa baseball?
The Hawkeyes hit the road for the Snowbird Baseball Classic in Port Charlotte, Florida. Iowa plays Western Michigan on Friday at 2 p.m., Georgetown on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., and Army on March 8 at 10 a.m.