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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Former University of Iowa shortstop Tanner Wetrich signed a professional contract with the River City Rascals on Wednesday. The Rascals are a member of the independent Frontier League.
The Moberly, Missouri, native started 50 games as a senior, hitting .263 (46-of-175) with eight doubles, two triples, and a team-leading seven home runs. Wetrich led the team with 35 runs scored to go along with 28 RBIs and a .451 slugging percentage.
Wetrich finished with 13 multi-hit games on the season, including a 2-for-4, seven-RBI performance in the regular season finale at Maryland. He hit two home runs in the game — a grand slam and three-run shot.
Iowa finished the 2019 season with a 31-24 overall record, the program’s sixth straight 30-win season. Wetrich joins senior Cole McDonald in professional baseball, as the right-hander was a 15th MLB Draft pick by the Houston Astros.