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Hawks crush Minnesota in the 1st round of the Big 10 Baseball Tourney

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The Iowa Hawkeye Baseball team pounded out 18 hits in an 8-2 victory over top seeded Minnesota in the first round of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament in Omaha.

Hawkeye 1st team All-Big Ten outfielder Joel Booker had a game high 5 hits, driving in a run and scoring another.  The Hawks jumped to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.  Iowa pitcher C.J. Eldred gave up just 6 hits and 2 runs in 7 innings to get the win.  The Hawks play the winner of Michigan/Ohio State on Thursday at 7:30 pm.

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