Rutgers' Danny DiGeorgio had a big day for Rutgers collecting four hits, and driving in three in a 10-4 win over Iowa. April 24, 2022.

After watching their 16-game win streak come to an end last week against Princeton, Rutgers baseball had a sluggish start to the weekend against Iowa dropping the first two games of the series, 4-1 and 12-2, respectively.

On Sunday afternoon, the Scarlet Knights (32-9, 12-3) got back on track. The eighth ranked team in the nation scored in each of the game’s first four innings to take the series finale 10-4 over the Hawkeyes at Bainton Field in Piscataway.

Leading the way for Rutgers was Danny DiGeorgio, who had a monster afternoon, belting four hits with three runs scored and three RBI. His RBI single in the bottom of the first inning tied the ballgame up at one a piece.  DiGeorgio would later add a two-run double in the bottom of the second inning to hand Rutgers a 5-1 lead.

Both Josh Kuroda-Grauer and Tony Santa Maria drove in a pair on the day. Kuroda-Grauer’s RBI double gave Rutgers the lead in the first inning at 2-1. Santa Maria would follow with a RBI ground out to push the lead to 3-1.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Kuroda Grauer and Santa Maria tacked on. Kuroda-Grauer opened the scoring with a RBI single, while Santa Maria added an RBI triple that gave the Scarlet Knights a insurmountable 9-3 advantage.

Sam Bello got the win in relief of Justin Sinibaldi. Bello held Iowa to four hits over four innings of work, with four strikeouts; he improves to 4-0 on the season.

Rutgers will host Hofstra on Tuesday before traveling to Ohio State over the weekend.