Brecht Named Baseball America Preseason Third-Team All-America

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa sophomore pitcher Brody Brecht was named a preseason Third-Team All-American by Baseball America, it was announced Monday.

Baseball America annually polls Major League teams to vote for its preseason All-America team, asking that they make their selections based on performance, talent and professional potential.

Brecht posted a 3.18 ERA in 17 appearances in his freshman campaign. The Ankeny, Iowa, native allowed just 13 hits and 16 runs (eight earned) over 22 2/3 innings where he had 44 strikeouts. Brecht surrendered just one extra base hit in his 17 appearances and limited hitters to a .155 average.

The dual sport athlete was named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game a season ago.

Iowa will open the 2023 season with a trip to Port Charlotte, Florida, for the Snowbird NCAA Baseball Classic from Feb. 17-19. The team will face Indiana State in its season opener.