University of Iowa Athletics
RHP

#34 Cole Baker

Height 6-4
Weight 220 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Grimes, Iowa
High School Dallas Center-Grimes

2016 — Redshirted… did not see any game action.

High School — Rated as the 294th-best prospect nationally by Perfect Game… top-rated pitcher in Iowa and No. 2 player overall… 2014 and 2015 High School Underclass All-America Honorable Mention by Perfect Game… three-time first-team all-state, first-team all-district, and first-team all-conference… team Most Valuable Player as a senior… went 9-5 with a 0.68 ERA as a junior, striking out 106 over 82 innings… went 5-4 with a 1.62 ERA in 13 starts as a senior… had 90 strikeouts and limited hitters to a .197 batting average over 69 1/3 innings… four-time state qualifier, helping team to a state title as a freshman and a runner-up finish as a junior… led team to three conference titles… also was a state placewinner in wrestling, placing fourth in Class 3A at 220 pounds as a junior and fifth as a senior… became the 16th member of the 100-match win club in school history… three-time academic all-conference selection… high school coach was Byron Peyton… club coach was Steve James.

Personal — Born July 6, 1996, in Des Moines, Iowa… son of Mike and Deb Baker… has two older siblings, Kyle and Holli… sister, Holli, played collegiate softball at Marshalltown Community College… open major.