OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ryan Feltner pitched six scoreless innings while striking out six and Ohio State blanked Iowa 2-0 on Thursday, knocking the Hawkeyes out of the Big Ten Tournament.
Tyler Cowles and Kobie Foppe each knocked in runs for the Buckeyes (35-21), who will meet Michigan on Friday in another elimination game.
The first of Foppe’s three hits put Ohio State up 1-0 in the first inning, and Cowles made it 2-0 on a double in the fifth. Seth Kinker pitched three innings of one-hit ball for his 14th save.
Cole McDonald (3-2) took the loss for Iowa, whose season is likely over barring an unexpected invitation to the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes (33-20) had just five hits and scored only once in back-to-back defeats in Omaha.