IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa redshirt junior Trenton Wallace has been named an ABCA/Rawlings Second-Team All-American. The announcement was made Saturday morning by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods.
Wallace was one of two players from the Big Ten to earn All-America honors along with Nebraska’s Spencer Schwellenbach.
Wallace, Iowa’s ninth All-America selection under head coach Rick Heller, was also named a Second-Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball on Monday. He joins Tyler Peyton (2015) as the only Hawkeye pitcher to earn two All-America honors in the same season.
On top of his All-America honors, Wallace earned First-Team All-Region, Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, and First-Team All-Big Ten honors after his stellar 2021 season.
In his first season in the weekend rotation, Wallace became the first player in school history to be named Big Ten Pitcher of the Year. The southpaw from Rock Island, Illinois, finished the regular season with a 7-1 record and a 2.34 ERA with a conference-best 106 strikeouts over 13 starts. His 106 strikeouts are the second-most in a single-season in school history, trailing only Jim Magrane’s 110 strikeouts in 1999.
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.