Hawk Item — Selected in the 16th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft with the 492nd pick… finished his career tied for 11th in school history in strikeouts (163)… posted a 16-5 career record with a 3.01 ERA after joining the program as a walk-on.
2017 Honors — Second-team All-Big Ten as a starting pitcher… Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on May 1. 2017 — Iowa’s Friday night starter… went 8-2 with a 3.48 ERA… eight wins were tied for the Big Ten lead… tied for second in innings (95.2), tied for fifth in strikeouts (87), eighth in strikeouts looking (25), and 12th in ERA (3.48)… the 87 strikeouts were the fourth-most in a single season in school history, while eight wins were tied for sixth and 95 2/3 innings were tied for seventh… went 5-0 with a 2.37 ERA in Big Ten play… recorded a quality start in five of eight league starts… had nine quality starts and pitched at least seven innings in eight starts… Was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on May 1 after tossing eight innings in a 4-2 victory over Penn State (4/28)… scattered three hits and allowed one earned run to win his sixth game… struck out eight of the first 10 batters and finished with a career-high 10 strikeouts… first Hawkeye since 2014 to strike out 10 or more batters in a game… recorded his eighth win at Illinois (5/18), allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits over six innings with the wind blowing out at Illinois Field… notched his seventh win, allowing two runs on 10 hits over seven innings against Ohio State (5/12)… had nine strikeouts to one walk — his fifth game with seven or more strikeouts… had his eighth quality start in a no-decision at Michigan State… allowed nine hits and one run over seven innings… fanned six, while issuing one walk… won his fifth game, allowing two runs on five hits over six innings against Rutgers (4/21)… posted his second straight and fourth victory overall, scattering three hits and fanning five over seven innings at Northwestern (4/7)… earned his third victory, throwing seven shutout innings, scattering three hits and fanning six against UNLV (3/31)… retired 15 straight batters from the second to the seventh inning… missed start at Kansas State (3/18) with arm discomfort… logged a career-high eight innings, allowing three runs on seven hits in a win over Hawai’i (3/3)… struck out eight without issuing a walk… went seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and fanned seven in a win over Alabama State (2/24)… notched a quality start in his first career Friday start at South Florida (2/17)… named to the Big Ten preseason honors list… voted to have the best breaking ball in the Big Ten by Baseball America… rated as the 13th-best draft prospect in the Big Ten by Perfect Game and 15th-best by Baseball America.
2016 Honors — Big Ten Tournament All-Tournament Team selection. 2016 — Led the team with eight wins, going 8-3 with a 2.57 ERA in 14 appearances (four starts)… eight wins were tied for second in the Big Ten and tied for the sixth-most in a single-season in school history… ERA was seventh-best in Big Ten… had 59 strikeouts to 22 walks… limited hitters to a .211 batting average — the sixth-lowest in the league… went 7-1 with a 1.07 ERA in 10 relief appearances with 49 strikeouts to nine walks… went 4-1 with a 3.03 ERA in five Big Ten appearances… notched his eighth victory against Maryland (5/28) in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament… allowed one hit over six innings and had a career-high nine strikeouts… earned his seventh win, allowing one unearned run on three hits over 3 2/3 innings at Penn State (5/19)… fanned four without issuing a walk… pitched seven shutout innings to post his sixth win, scattering two hits and fanning five in a 2-1 victory over Kansas State (5/1)… retired the first 13 batters he faced… tallied his fifth win, tossing a career-best seven innings in relief against No. 18/21 Michigan… allowed one run and struck out seven in the victory… recorded his fourth victory in his first career Big Ten start, allowing one run on four hits over five innings and fanning five against Illinois (4/10)… went 6 2/3 innings in relief at Minnesota (4/3), allowing two runs on five hits… earned his third victory, tossing four shutout innings, scattering two hits and fanning four against Maryland (3/26)… allowed one run on two hits and struck out six in relief at Missouri State (3/19), but was tagged with the loss… posted his second straight win against Savannah State (3/13), tossing 5 1/3 shutout innings, scattering three hits and striking out five… recorded his first career win, allowing two runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings at Southern Illinois (3/5)… pitched shutout two innings in relief against Chicago State, striking out five of the six batters he faced… made his first career weekend start Feb. 20 at Dallas Baptist.
2015 — Went 0-0 with a 2.18 ERA in nine appearances, including five midweek starts… allowed five runs on 15 hits over 20 2/3 innings… had 17 strikeouts against seven walks… limited hitters to a .203 batting average… tossed a career-long 4 2/3 innings against Western Illinois (5/5), allowing two runs on three hits, fanning a career-high four… went four innings, allowing one run on two hits with three strikeouts against Cornell College (4/15)… made his first career start, going 3 2/3 innings, allowing one run on one hit against Grand View (3/31)… retired the first 10 batters he faced… made his Hawkeye debut against AIB (3/11).
High School — First-team all-state pitcher by coaches, second-team all-state pitcher by media as a senior… also was a first-team All-MVC and first-team all-district… went 9-2 with a 1.44 ERA with 80 strikeouts as a senior… went 5-0 with a 3.47 ERA with 45 strikeouts as a junior… helped team to a state runner-up finish in 2014, a conference title in 2013 and third-place showing in 2014… high school coach was Charlie Stumpff… also played basketball, helping team to back-to-back state championships in 2013 and 2014… National Honor Society… graduated with honors.
Personal — Born Sept. 9, 1995… son of Bill and Julie Gallagher… mother played softball and basketball at Missouri Western… has an older sister, Morgan… majoring in economics.