IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa redshirt junior Trenton Wallace has been named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Wednesday by the league office. It is the first honor of Wallace’s career.
The Rock Island, Illinois, native earned the distinction after pitching seven shutout innings, scattering two hits and fanning eight in a 3-0 victory over Nebraska on March 19 in Iowa City. It was the second straight combined shutout for Wallace in wins over Ohio State and Nebraska.
Over his last two starts, Wallace has allowed four hits over 13 shutout innings. He has 18 strikeouts to five walks over the span. On the year, Wallace is 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA with 26 strikeouts over 18 innings.
Wallace is leading the Big Ten in ERA (1.00), fewest runs (2) and earned runs (2) allowed, second in batting average against (.119), tied for second in fewest hits allowed (7) and is third in wins (2) and strikeouts (26).
The southpaw is Iowa’s first Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honoree since Grant Judkins on Feb. 24, 2020.
Iowa (4-7) returns to action Friday, facing Ohio State at 4 p.m. (CT) in Columbus, Ohio. The Hawkeyes will play two games against the Buckeyes and two against Maryland at Bill Davis Stadium from Friday through Sunday.