Hawk Item — Iowa record holder in career appearances (82) and fourth all-time in career saves (17)… his 1.57 ERA as a senior is the 11th-best in a single season in program history… selected twice in his career by the Pittsburgh Pirates… selected in the 16th round in the 2015 MLB Draft with the 487th pick… taken in the 42nd round (1,262 pick) of the 2011 MLB Draft.
2015 Honors — Second-team All-Big Ten selection — Iowa’s first reliever to earn all-league honors since 2006… NCAA Springfield Regional Most Oustanding Player and all-tournament team selection. 2015 — Went 4-1 with a 1.57 ERA in 25 appearances… ERA is 11th-best in a single season in Iowa history… had eight saves, tied for the fifth-most in the Big Ten… allowed nine runs on 30 hits over 51 2/3 innings… had 47 strikeouts to five walks on the year… led the conference in saves in league games with six… allowed zero runs in 19-of-25 outings… didn’t walk a batter for a span of 48 innings from Feb. 13 (first game of season against Kansas State) to May 31 (final game of season at Missouri State)… had a 19 1/3 innings scoreless streak from April 18-May 21… went 2-0 with a 0.74 ERA — the second-best ERA in the league — over 24 1/3 innings in Big Ten play with 22 strikeouts to zero walks… limited league hitters to a .157 average — second-best in the league… went 1-0 with a 0.87 ERA in three appearances at NCAA Regional, allowing one run on four hits over 10 1/3 innings with 12 strikeouts to three walks… threw 8 2/3 innings of no-hit ball over two May 31 appearances against Oregon and Missouri State… tallied his fourth win, getting out of a bases-loaded, nobody out jam before tossing three perfect innings against Oregon (5/31)… had a career-high eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings against Missouri State in the final appearance of his career… tallied his third win, allowing one run on one hit in 2 2/3 innings against Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament (5/20)… tossed 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball, scattering two hits and fanning four to earn his seventh save at Rutgers (5/15)… named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on May 12 after throwing four shutout innings and scattering three hits against Minnesota (5/10) to notch his sixth save… made two appearances at Michigan (5/1-3), allowing one hit in 3 2/3 shutout innings, notching his fifth save in series finale… notched second win, throwing one perfect innings in relief against Nebraska (4/26)… tallied his fourth save, getting the final two outs to finish off the three-game sweep… threw a season-high 4 1/3 innings vs. Northwestern (4/18), allowing zero hits and fanning five… allowed one hit and fanned five in 2 1/3 innings at Maryland (4/11) to post his third save of season… struck out five of the eight batters he faced… tallied his second save, throwing 1 2/3 innings of one-hit ball in the series finale at Purdue (4/5)… notched his first win of the season against No. 19 Indiana, allowing two runs on four hits over three innings… struck out 3-of-the-4 batters he faced in 1 1/3 innings vs. Bradley (3/25)… threw two perfect innings at Kansas (3/21) to record his first save.
2014 — Went 3-3 with a 4.74 ERA over 43 2/3 innings… made a team-high 24 appearances with 22 coming in relief… had a 2-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio (30-to-15)… picked up his third victory at Purdue (5/15), allowing one run on four hits in 3 1/3 innings in relief… pitched four total innings over two appearances against Illinois, allowing two earned runs while striking out four… made his second start of the season, picking up the win against Upper Iowa, throwing three scoreless innings (5/7)… made first start of the season against South Dakota State (4/26), throwing 2 2/3 innings allowing two earned runs while striking out three… pitched three innings against Western Illinois (4/15), recording three strikeouts… threw 4 2/3 innings in two games against Indiana (4/5,7), allowing one run and recording one strikeout… pitched 2 2/3 innings against Michigan (3/30), allowing no runs while striking out two… threw one scoreless inning against Nebraska (3/23) tallying one strikeout… pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to notch third save in 9-7 victory over Saint Joseph’s (3/16)… recorded his second save after pitching 1 2/3 innings in a 2-0 victory over St. Bonaventure (2/22)… notched his first save in Iowa’s 15-13 victory at Austin Peay (2/15)… struck out a career-high six batters and allowed one run on three hits in 2 2/3.
2013 — Made team-high 19 appearances (two starts, 17 relief)… posted team-high four saves, ranking 11th in the Big Ten… finished 12 games this season, the 11th-most among Big Ten pitchers… won three games, which tied for third on the club… picked up wins in both appearances at Purdue, allowing zero runs in 1 2/3 innings May 16-17… collected fourth save May11 vs. Michigan State, holding the Spartans without a run or a hit… allowed zero runs and one hit May 7 against Nebraska Omaha, tossing 1 2/3 innings.. handed a loss May 5 at Michigan after allowing two runs on one hit in one inning… picked up his first win of the season April 26 against Minnesota after recording the final two outs in the 10th innning… pitched an inning April 24 against Northern Illinois, allowing zero runs on no hits and striking out two batters… allowed one run on two hits in three innings at Penn State on April 21… picked up third save April 12 against Kansas State… threw three scoreless innings against the Wildcats, scattering two hits and striking out three… three strikeouts tied a career-best… pitched final five outs April 6 against Nebraska, allowing zero runs and two hits… took loss in second start against Indiana on March 31, allowing five runs in four innings… made first start March 22 vs. Northwestern, taking a no-decision after throwing six innings in which he allowed one run and struck out two… earned second save March 10 against West Virginia, inducing a double play to end the game… collected first save of the season March 2 vs. Western Illinois, pitching two scoreless innings… made season debut Feb. 17 against Austin Peay… pitched the eighth inning, allowing one hit.
2012 — Appeared in 14 games, 13 of which came in relief… made one start against Long Island on March 14, allowing three runs in five innings while striking out three… registered an ERA of 6.23 and a record of 1-2… ranked second on the team with two saves… struck out 13 batters in 21.2 innings pitched… opposing batters hit only .228 and right-handed batters hit only .170 against the righty… finished five games… earned first career save on April 3 against South Dakota State.
High School — Ranked as the 16th best player in the state of Illinois by Perfect Game USA as a senior… Perfect Game Preseason All-American, all-conference, all-district and all-state honoree as a junior… ranked No. 10 in the class of 2011 by Prep Baseball Report as a junior… Perfect Game Preseason All-American, all-conference, all-area, team captain as a senior… finished high school career with an average of two strikeouts per inning pitched… holds school record for lowest ERA over 40 innings (1.09)… was starting quarterback for his high school’s football team, leading them to its first ever playoff win in 2009.
Personal — Born Aug. 15, 1992… son of Ken and Beth Hibbing… sociology major.