Iowa's Grant Judkins (Iowa photo)


Midwest Spotlight: Iowa Making B1G-time noise


Iowa entered the season missing their top two offensive producers from 2018, with catcher Tyler Cropley (.342/.449/.578) and outfielder Robert Neustrom (.311/.386/.538) each lost to the professional ranks after last year’s Major League Draft. Three months ago we wrote this about Iowa in our Big Ten Conference Preview:

“A lot will hinge on how this team congeals over the first half of the season. There is plenty of talent in place for the Hawkeyes to make a run through the Big Ten, but only if coach Rick Heller and his staff can successfully blend the new[…]