Iowa Prepares For North Carolina In NCAA Opener

Iowa baseball coach Rick Heller will return to Indiana State this week when the Hawkeyes play in an NCAA Regional In Terre Haute.

The Hawkeyes open Friday night against North Carolina. Heller coached the Sycamores before taking the Iowa job after the 2013 season.

Heller says while he will have a lot of former players at the regional his association with Indiana State won’t affect the team.

Heller says they went to work scouting North Carolina immediately and will work on a scouting report on the other two teams before they leave Iowa City. Top seeded Indiana State plays Wright State in the tournament opener Friday afternoon.

Heller says they have not set the complete pitching rotation for the weekend.

North Carolina is 35-22 and made it to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament.

That’s Tar Heel coach Scott Forbes who says star outfielder Vance Honeycutt will not play next weekend. He is sidelined with a lower back injury.

Forbes says they went to work immediately to scout the Hawkeyes.

Forbes says Friday night’s starting pitcher will be one of two junior righthanders in Jake Knapp or Max Carlson.




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