Hawk Item — Finished his career with 10 victories and ranked 11th in program history with 223 2/3 innings pitched and tied for 11th in career appearances (51).
2016 Honors — Voted one of four team captains… named to UI Dean’s List in spring semester. 2016 — Went 0-4 with a 5.79 ERA in 12 starts… had 27 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings… didn’t allow a run and surrendered two hits in his final two starts… allowed one hit and had four strikeouts in three innings in the Big Ten Tournament title game against Ohio State (5/29)… retired the first 11 batters he faced against Michigan State (5/15), and allowed one hit and a walk in 3 2/3 innings… went four innings in a no-decision, allowing two runs on three hits and fanning four against Air Force (4/12)… went four innings in starts against Dallas Baptist (2/21) and Chicago State (2/28)… preseason First-Team All-Big Ten by College Sports Madness… named to the Big Ten Players to Watch List.
2015 Honors — Second-team All-Big Ten selection. 2015 — Went 5-3 with a 2.45 ERA over 73 1/3 innings… allowed 25 runs (20 earned) on 67 hits with 43 strikeouts against 26 walks… didn’t allow an earned run in his first five starts… ranked seventh in Big Ten in ERA (2.45) and 13th in batting average against (.245)… struck out 24 batters looking… went 3-2 with a 3.23 ERA in eight Big Ten starts…. has allowed 22 earned runs as a starter and allowed five of fewer hits in 12-of-15 starts… has allowed one earned run or fewer in 11 starts… scattered two hits and allowed one unearned run over six innings in an NCAA elimination game against Oregon (5/31) — a no-decision… allowed one run on seven hits over five innings en route to his fifth victory against Minnesota (5/10)… threw six innings of three-hit ball to notch his fourth win, combining for a four-hit shutout over Michigan (5/3)… went 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits against No. 25 Nebraska (4/26)… threw five innings of four-hit, one-run ball at No. 16 Maryland (4/12) — a no decision… picked up his third win, throwing six innings of five-hit, one-run ball in a 4-1 win at Purdue (4/5)… tied a season-high with five strikeouts…. picked up his second win, scattering four hits over 5 1/3 innings at Houston Baptist (3/16)… tossed five innings of three-hit ball and had five strikeouts and was one of five pitchers to shutout Cincinnati (3/1) for 13 innings… tallied the win against George Mason (2/15) after allowed one unearned run on three hits with four strikeouts over five innings.
2014 — Went 3-3 with a 2.72 ERA in 13 appearances, 11 of which were starts… allowed 27 runs (22 earned) on 55 hits over 72 2/3 innings… had 60 strikeouts to 20 walks and limited hitters to a .212 batting average… six of his 11 starts were “quality” and he allowed three or fewer runs in 10-of-11 starts… was second in the Big Ten in opposing batting average (.212), eighth in ERA (2.72), 10th in strikeouts (60) and 11th in strikeouts looking (21)… missed two weeks and was limited to relief duty after suffering a shoulder injury April 25… threw 1 2/3 scoreless, hitless innings in relief in the Big Ten Tournament against Michigan (5/23)… made his first appearance since May 17 at Purdue, allowing two unearned runs in 1 2/3 innings despite not allowing a hit… threw seven innings against Minnesota, scattering six hits, allowing three earned runs, and striking out two… pitched six innings against Northwestern (4/11), scattering five hits and striking out six… threw six innings against Indiana (4/5), allowing five runs and striking out six… threw first career complete game and tallied his third win against Michigan (3/28), striking out nine while scattering six hits… named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on March 30 and Big Ten Player of the Week by College Sports Madness on April 1… pitched eight innings against Nebraska (3/21), allowing only one earned run while striking out five… tallied his second win after throwing eight shutout innings, scattering three hits and striking out a career-best nine in a 13-1 victory over Georgetown (3/15)… retired 16-straight batters after giving up a leadoff single in the first… pitched five innings against Kansas State (3/7), allowing three earned runs while striking out three… pitched 7 1/3 innings at Stetson (2/28), scattering five hits and allowing no earned runs en route to his first win of the season… pitched 5 2/3 innings in Iowa’s victory over Mississippi Valley State (2/21), a no-decision… scattered eight hits, striking out five, and allowing two earned runs… struck out eight batters in four innings — including the first five batters of the game — in the season-opener at Austin Peay (2/15).
2013 — Made 10 appearances, starting nine games… one of seven true freshman to see playing time… started five mid-week games, posting a 2-2 record with a 4.50 ERA… suffered loss April 30 vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, allowing three runs on four hits in three innings… took a no-decision April 24 against Northern Illinois, allowing one run on three hits in five innings… picked up second win April 16 against Nebraska-Omaha, throwing five shutout innings… allowed three hits and struck out three… combined with teammate Taylor Kaufman to post first Hawkeye shutout this season… threw season-best six innings April 9 against Kansas… collected first career win April 2 against Western Illinois, setting a career-best in strikeouts (5)…made first relief appearance March 30 against Indiana… pitched five innings and allowed one earned run against Northwestern on March 23… struck out four Wildcats, setting a season-best… threw 1/3 inning in third start March 2 at UALR.. made second start of season Feb. 24 at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, throwing five innings, scattering five hits, and allowing one unearned run… made first collegiate start Feb. 17 against Austin Peay… threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned, one unearned) and striking out three.
High School — Ranked 202nd nationally and 82nd nationally by position… ranked as the second best player in the state of Iowa… selected as the 2012 Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year and the Iowa High School Coaches Association Baseball Player of the Year as a senior… also earned first team all-conference, all-district and all-state honors… was a first team all-conference, first team all-district and first team all-state honors as a junior after batting .467 with 13 home runs and 39 RBIs… compiled a 12-1 record with a 0.51 ERA and notched 158 strikeouts… named the MVP of the Iowa State 2A Baseball Tournament… as a sophomore, earned first team all-conference, first team all-district and first team all-state honors after batting .463 with seven home runs and 43 RBIs… finished with a 15-1 record with a 0.66 ERA and tallied 176 strikeouts… named first team all-conference and first team all-district as a freshman after batting .381 with one home run and 30 RBIs and compiling a 9-1 record on the mound with a 0.94 ERA and 10 strikeouts… holds the school record for lowest career ERA, career games won and conference games won, and most games won and home runs hit in a single season… IHSAA Distinguished Academic Achievement award recipient… led his team to three-straight conference titles, including a third place state finish in 2010 and a state championship in 2011…. also a two-year football letterwinner and a three-year basketball letterman.
Personal — Born Oct. 20, 1993… son of Doug and Melinda Mathews… has an older brother, Coleton… was a high school teammate of fellow Hawkeye Josh Martsching… leisure studies major.