The Omaha baseball team saw its eight-game win streak snapped on Tuesday, falling 3-0 to Iowa at Werner Park. The Mavericks dropped to 14-16 (8-0 Summit League), while Iowa improved to 13-13 (2-7 Big Ten).
The win went to Calvin Mathews (2-4), who threw 5.0 innings of shutout ball and limited Omaha to three hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Senior Cory Buckley (1-4) took the loss, surrendering three runs (two earned) on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Taylor Kaufman earned his second save of the year, tossing 4.0 innings of relief with four hits and a strikeout.
Kris Goodman led the Hawkeyes, finishing 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI, and Anthony Torres went 2-for-3.
Omaha finished with seven hits – all singles -- but no Maverick tallied a multi-hit day.
Both teams were quiet through the first four innings, but the top of the fifth was all Iowa needed to secure its lead. Goodman doubled down the line to score Eric Toole and Nick Roscetti, and Kaufman later singled through the right side to plate Goodman for what would be the final tally of 3-0.