Hawk Item — Selected in the 30th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Chicago White Sox… was the 897th pick… finished 14th in the Iowa record books with 50 career appearances.
2017 Honors — Big Ten All-Tournament team selection. 2017 — Iowa’s Saturday starter… went 4-3 with a 3.00 ERA over 75 innings… had 48 strikeouts to 32 walks and one save… had four quality starts… ranked sixth in the Big Ten in ERA (3.00)… went 2-2 with a 3.33 ERA in Big Ten action… ERA was 11th-best in league games… went 4-3 with a 2.78 ERA over 12 starts… allowed 30 runs (21 earned) over 68 innings with 41 strikeouts… earned the start in the NCAA Regional opener against No. 15 Houston (6/2)… logged his fourth win, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits over five innings… named to Big Ten All-Tournament team after tossing 7 1/3 shutout innings, allowing 10 hits and fanning a career-high six in a quarterfinal victory over Nebraska (5/26)… it was his third victory of the season… recorded his second straight and third quality start of the season at Michigan State, allowing one run on five hits over seven innings… notched his second win of the season, going a career-long 7 1/3 innings against Penn State (4/28)… allowed one run on four hits and had five strikeouts… earned his first career victory as a starter at Nebraska… notched a quality start, going six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits… fanned five… went 6 2/3 innings against UNLV (4/1), allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits in a no-decision.
2016 — Went 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA over 47 2/3 innings… went 2-0 with a 3.66 ERA in 13 relief appearances… earned his second win, allowing one run on three hits over four innings against Michigan State (5/15)… tossed 4 1/3 innings of two-hit ball at Ohio State (5/8)… made his first career Big Ten start against No. 18/21 Michigan (4/23)… notched his first win, scattering two hits over 5 2/3 innings at Indiana (4/17)… retired 17 straight batters at one point… went 3 2/3 innings in relief, allowing two runs at Minnesota (4/3)… threw 4 1/3 shutout innings of two-hit ball, fanning two against Maryland (3/27)… made his first career start at Southern Illinois (3/5)… rated as the 19th-best prospect in the Big Ten by Perfect Game.
2015 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten honoree. 2015 — Joined team as a walk-on… went 4-1 with a 2.79 ERA and one save in 18 relief appearances, where he had 27 strikeouts against 20 walks… went 3-0 with a 1.74 ERA, allowing four earned runs in 20 2/3 innings in Big Ten play… notched his fourth win, throwing a season-high 5 2/3 innings in relief at Michigan (5/1), allowing two runs on five hits… tossed 2 1/3 innings in relief against Nebraska (4/25), allowing one run on three hits… threw the final 2 2/3 innings against Northwestern (4/17), scattering four hits and striking out two to pick up his third victory… made two appearances at Maryland (4/10, 4/12), tallying his second win in the finale, allowing one hit in 1 2/3 innings and fanning two… missed the Purdue series because of injury… threw 1 2/3 innings in two appearances against No. 19 Indiana, giving up one run on two hits… notched his first career save, pitching four shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out four at Middle Tennessee (3/7)… had a career-high five strikeouts in two innings against Cincinnati (2/27)… posted his first career win, throwing 2 2/3 innings of one-hit, one-run ball with three strikeouts against Saint Louis (2/14).
2014 — Did not play collegiate baseball… attended the University of Iowa as a traditional college student.
At Johnson County CC (2013) — Posted a 3.82 ERA over 9 2/3 innings, striking out 16.
High School — First-team All-CIML selection, second-team Iowa North Central District and All-North Iowa Area Team selection as a senior… went 4-4 with a 1.91 ERA with 57 strikeouts, while hitting .310 with one home run and 20 RBIs… also was team MVP, team Cy Young winner, and team Silver Bat honoree… two-time team captain (senior, sophomore)… went 3-1 with a 4.94 ERA with 35 strikeouts as a junior… helped team to a state runner-up finish in 2011 and a CIML title… competed at 2012 Perfect Game Spring Top Prospect Showcase… named to Perfect Game top 100 national rankings… named to Principal’s List all four years and was a four-time CIML All-Academic honoree… National Honor Society… high school coach was Troy Rood.
Personal — Born Aug. 27, 1993… son of Robert and Toni Erickson… cousin, Erin Erickson, was a member of the Iowa softball team… majoring in computer science.