Iowa junior first baseman Jake Adams made history with his powerful bat during tonight’s postseason game against Texas A&M.
In the top of the fifth inning against the Aggies, trailing 3-1, Adams hit his 28th home run of the season. His 28th marks a single season record in Big Ten history, breaking his tie with Indiana shortstop Mike Smith, who hit 27 in 1992.
— Iowa Baseball (@UIBaseball) June 4, 2017
✅ All-time Iowa single-season HR leader
✅ All-time Big Ten single-season HR leader
✅ NCAA HR leader (this year)
Jake Adams is very good.
— Go Iowa Awesome (@IowaAwesome) June 4, 2017
Adams’ 28th also broke his tie with Niko Hulsizer of Morehead State this season and currently sits atop the leaderboard across the entire country. The Big Ten’s unanimous player of the year this season was hitting .333 coming into the game Saturday night and led the Big Ten with his 174 total bases.
The No. 4-seeded Hawkeyes won its first game of the NCAA Tournament on Friday over No. 1-seeded Houston, 6-3.