Gophers baseball upset by Iowa in Big Ten tournament

OMAHA, Neb. — Iowa’s Joel Booker tied a Big Ten tournament record with five hits as Iowa upset top-seeded Minnesota 8-2 on Wednesday.

Booker reached base in all six of his at-bats and added a steal for the Hawkeyes (29-25), who also got four hits from Tyler Peyton.

Booker pushed Iowa’s lead to 5-0 in the second inning, scoring from first base off a single. C.J. Eldred (3-8) made sure the Gophers (34-20) didn’t come back, allowing just two runs and striking out five in seven innings.

Connor Schaefbauer provided Minnesota’s only runs with a two-run homer in the third.

Gophers starter Matt Fielder (7-3) was knocked out of the game in the third inning after giving up five earned runs.