Two in-state rivals, the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State, will duke it out Tuesday for bragging rights.
Tuesday’s game will take place in Iowa City, Iowa, at Bob Pearl Field. The Hawkeyes have won seven out of the last 10 matchups that have been played in Iowa City.
Iowa has a record of 15-18 (1-8 Big Ten) so far this season, and Iowa State has a record of 22-15 (1-5 Big 12).
The Hawkeyes have lost their last eight games; meanwhile, the Cyclones have won five of their last seven.
Tuesday’s matchup will be the 80th game played between Iowa and Iowa State. Iowa State holds the series lead with a record of 41-36-2 against the Hawkeyes.
In their last 10 meetings, the Cyclones have won five games, the Hawkeyes have won four and one game resulted in a tie.
The Hawkeyes are currently in a rough patch as they have only won one of their last 10 games.
Despite their losing record, the Hawkeye have two notable wins against the Purdue Boilermakers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Iowa’s pitching has been the strength of the team thus far this season as the Hawkeyes have an ERA of 3.27 which is sixth out of 14th in the Big Ten. Iowa State has an ERA of 2.95 which is fifth out of seven in the Big 12.
Junior Allison Doocy has been the Hawkeyes' best pitcher so far this season as she has 12 of the team's 15 wins in the circle.
The Ankeny, Iowa, native has a record of 11-9 and an ERA of 2.01 which is tied for eighth among Big Ten pitchers.
In the field, the Hawkeyes are in the middle of the pack in the Big Ten as they are eighth in the Big Ten in fielding percentage with a .955 fielding percentage. The Cyclones are one of the better Big 12 teams in the field with a .968 fielding percentage which ranks third in the Big 12.
Poor hitting has been Iowa’s Achilles' heel so far this season. The Hawkeyes are last in the Big Ten in batting average with a .225 batting average. The Cyclones have a batting average of .261 which is sixth out of seven in the Big 12.
First pitch between Iowa and Iowa State is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday.