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Hawks whips Maryland 8-1 in Big Ten Baseball Opener

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Iowa baseball team rode the momentum from a four-run second inning and got a complete game gem from C.J. Eldred to pick up an 8-1 victory over Maryland in the Big Ten Conference opener on Friday afternoon at Duane Banks Field. 

After falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, the Hawkeyes broke through against Terrapin All-American Mike Shawaryn in the second with a two-out rally. Freshman Robert Neustrom hit a two-run triple and Joey Booker followed with a 2-run homer as the Hawkeyes built a 4-1 lead.  C.J Eldred won his first Big Ten game with a 6-hit, 9 strikeout performance.

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