University of Iowa Athletics

#33 C.J. Eldred

Height 6-1
Weight 231 lbs.
Class RS Jr.
Hometown Mount Vernon, Iowa
High School Mount Vernon
Previous School Indiana
C.J. Eldred - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

2017 — Went 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA… allowed one run on three hits over six innings and punched out four in season-opening start at South Florida (2/18)… underwent a partial repair surgery of the UCL on March 15… missed the remainder of the season.

2016 — Served as Iowa’s Friday starter for majority of the season… went 3-8 with a 3.43 ERA over 94 1/3 innings, striking out 63 to 25 walks… 94 1/3 innings were the ninth-most in the Big Ten and the 10th-most in a single-season in school history… had a team-best seven quality starts and two complete games… the 94 1/3 innings are the 10th-most in a single season in school history… earned his third win in the opening game of the Big Ten Tournament, allowing two runs on six hits over seven innings against Minnesota (5/25)… also pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief in the Big Ten title game against Ohio State (5/29)… notched his sixth quality start, going six innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on eight hits against Kansas State (4/29)… posted back-to-back quality starts against Illinois (4/9) and at Indiana (4/15)… went seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits and fanning five against Illinois and went 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on 10 hits at Indiana… first Hawkeye since 2011 to throw back-to-back complete games… tossed his second straight complete game at Minnesota (4/1), allowing four runs on seven hits over eight innings in a 4-1 loss… threw his first career complete game, scattering six hits and striking out a career-high nine in an 8-1 series-opening victory over Maryland (3/25)… made his first career Friday start at Southern Illinois (3/4), throwing nine innings of two hit ball and allowing one unearned run to tally a quality start… had a no-hitter through 7 2/3 innings… earned his first career win in his first collegiate start, throwing five innings of four-hit, one-run ball against Dartmouth (2/27), where he had five strikeouts to one walk… entered in relief in his first collegiate game and retired the first 13 hitters he faced at Dallas Baptist (2/20)… allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits over four innings with three strikeouts.

2015 — Sat out the season due to Big Ten transfer regulations.

At Indiana (2014) — Redshirted… played summer ball for the Eau Claire Express in the Northwoods League, where he threw a 78-pitch complete game, giving up three hits and one unearned run.

High School — Four-time all-conference selection, earning first-team as a freshman and sophomore as a pitcher, honorable mention as a junior as a pitcher, and second-team as a positional player as a senior… also was second-team all-district as a sophomore… went 4-3 with a 3.12 ERA with 39 strikeouts-to-four walks in 51 innings as a freshman… was 5-2 with a 1.47 ERA with 53 strikeouts and 11 walks in 57 innings as a sophomore, limiting hitters to a .206 average… posted a 3-3 record with a 3.53 ERA with 51 strikeouts and five walks in 39 2/3 innings as a junior… helped team to conference titles as a sophomore and senior and a sixth place state finish as a senior… played club baseball for the Cedar Rapids Steel for two seasons… high school coach was Jeremy Eliott.

Personal — Given name is Calvin John Eldred, Jr… born May 6, 1995, in Milwaukee, Wis… son of Cal and Christi Eldred… father played baseball at Iowa under Duane Banks, was the 17th pick in the 1989 MLB Draft, and played 16 professional seasons, 13 in the majors for the Milwaukee Brewers (7), Chicago White Sox (2), and St. Louis Cardinals (3)… Cal is currently a special assistant to the GM for the Kansas City Royals and a BTN analyst… has four younger siblings, Luke, Emily, Abby, and Hollee… majoring in environmental policy and planning.