Missouri State wins 19th straight, beats Iowa 3-2 to advance

Written by Muleskinner Staff


(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Jordan Knutson pitched into the eighth inning, helping Missouri State hold off Iowa 3-2 on Sunday night to advance to the Super Regionals for the first time since reaching the 2003 College World Series.
The Bears (48-10) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 19 games. Bryan Young got the final five outs, retiring Joel Booker on a flyout to end it with the tying run at second base.
Knutson (6-1) gave up two runs and three total hits in seven innings against Iowa (41-18).
Missouri State, the No. 8 national seed, will play Arkansas in the Super Regionals but might be on the road. The Bears play their home games at Hammons Field, the ballpark of the Double-A Springfield Cardinals, who are home next weekend.
Iowa starter Connor Grant (1-2) got just one out before being relieved by closer Nick Hibbing in the first.