IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa redshirt junior Trenton Wallace has been named a Collegiate Baseball Second-Team All-American, it was announced by the collegiate baseball publication.
Wallace is the ninth Hawkeye (and fourth pitcher) under head coach Rick Heller to earn All-America distinction. He was one of two players from the Big Ten to earn All-America honors along with Nebraska’s Spencer Schwellenbach.
The Rock Island, Illinois, native became the first player in school history to earn Big Ten Pitcher of the Year honors during the 2021 season. In his first season in the weekend rotation, Wallace finished the season with a 7-1 record and a 2.34 ERA in 13 starts with a league-leading 106 strikeouts. He was also a first-team All-Big Ten honoree.
The fourth-year Hawkeye allowed 20 runs (19 earned) on 54 hits over 73 innings. He allowed two or fewer runs in 10 starts, had eight or more strikeouts in 10 starts and posted eight quality starts.
Iowa won eight straight series openers from April 2 on and with Wallace on the mound, the Hawkeyes won all but two series openers. His 106 strikeouts are the second-most in a single-season in school history, trailing only Jim Magrane’s 110 strikeouts in 1999.