Hawk Item — Selected in the 11th Round of the 2021 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays… was the 332nd overall selection.
2021 Honors — Collegiate Baseball Second Team All-American… ABCA/Rawlings Second-Team All-American… Big Ten Pitcher of the Year… the first Hawkeye to earn the award… first-team All-Big Ten selection… ABCA/Rawlings first-team All-Midwest Region… named to D1Baseball’s All-Midwest team… Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (March 24)… one of five team captains… named to the Big Ten Preseason Honors List… Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2021 –– Went 7-1 with a 2.34 ERA in 13 starts with 106 strikeouts to 37 walks… ranked second in school history in strikeouts in a single season… allowed 54 hits and 20 runs (19 earned) in 73 innings… allowed two runs or fewer in 10 starts and had eight quality starts… had seven or more strikeouts in 11 starts… led the Big Ten in ERA, strikeouts and wins, during the regular season… finished first in in the league in ERA (2.34), fewest runs allowed (20) and wins (7), while ranking second in fewest earned runs allowed (19), third in strikeouts (106) and strikeouts looking (33), and fifth in batting average against (.202)… Iowa won nine straight series openers to close out the season with Wallace on the mound… also hit .218 (12-of-155) with seven RBIs and nine runs scored with 13 starts in the field… recorded his seventh win, allowing one run on five hits over seven innings and fanning nine at Michigan State (5/28)… tossed six shutout inning, scattering three hits and fanning eight at Northwestern (5/21) to notch his sixth win of the season… punched out nine and allowed one run on three hits in series opener against Illinois (5/14) in a no-decision… tied a career-high, fanning 10 (to one walk) in a win over Penn State (5/7)… allowed two runs on seven hits en route to his fifth win… tied a career-long outing, going seven innings and allowing three runs on seven hits at Indiana (4/30)… punched out nine for the second straight game… also went 2-for-5 with a home run and a career-high three RBIs in series finale at Indiana (5/2)… had nine strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against Maryland (4/23)… tallied his third win and fourth quality start, allowing nine hits and fanning seven over six shutout innings against Minnesota (4/9)… notched his third quality start, allowing two runs on six hits and punching out eight over 6 2/3 innings at Purdue (4/2)… recorded his second straight win, scattering two hits over a career-high seven shutout innings in the series-opening 3-0 win over Nebraska (3/19) to earn Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors on March 24… had eight strikeouts to three walks in the three-hit shutout… notched his first win and first quality start, tossing 5 1/3 innings of no-hit ball before scattering two hits over six innings in an eventual two-hit shutout… had a career-high 10 strikeouts… Opening Day starter and hit for himself against No. 18/21 Michigan… pitched five innings in his first career weekend start, scattering three hits, allowing two runs and fanning eight… named the 18th-best prospect in the Big Ten for the 2021 MLB Draft by D1Baseball.
2020 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2020 — Season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… two-way player… started six games — three times in left field and three times as the designated hitter… went 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in five appearances… had 18 strikeouts to two walks over 11 1/3 innings… hit .529 (9-for-17) with one home run, three doubles, five RBIs and one run scored… had four multi-hit games… had a career-best three hits, going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs against Kansas (3/10)… hit .667 (4-of-6) with two RBIs at Snowbird Classic with multi-hit games against Western Michigan (3/6) and Army (3/8)… earned his first win against Georgetown (3/7), allowing one hit over three shutout innings with six strikeouts… went 2-for-2 with a double and solo home run — the first of his career — against Grand View (3/3)… allowed one run over three innings and fanned four against No. 20 North Carolina (2/29)… logged three innings, allowing one hit and striking out four against Saint Joseph’s (2/15)… namd the 47th-best MLB Draft prospect in the Big Ten by D1Baseball.com.
2019 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2019 — Started 13 games — nine in right field, twice in left field, and twice at designated hitter… hit .220 (11-of-50) with nine RBIs… went 1-1 with a 6.41 ERA with one save in 14 appearances with 31 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings… hit .625 (5-of-8) with six RBIs as a pinch-hitter… earned his first career save, tossing three innings of one-hit ball and fanning four against No. 23 Illinois (3/30)… logged his first win of the season, tossing 4 1/3 innings of two-hit ball against Bradley (3/26)… had six strikeouts and retired 10 straight from fourth to eighth innings… went 2-for-4 for his first career multi-hit game at Indiana (3/23)… made his first start of the season, tossing four innings and striking out six against Chicago State (3/20)… had a pinch-hit RBI single against Simpson College (3/19)… had a pinch-hit two-run double in game one against Cal State Northridge (3/16)… had a pinch-hit, two-run single in the eighth inning in game one at No. 19 Oklahoma State (3/1)… drew a walk with the bases loaded in the eighth inning for the game-winning RBI in a 5-4 game two win at Oklahoma State (3/1).
2018 — Went 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA in 13 appearances (eight starts)… had 27 strikeouts against nine walks over 24.0 innings… tossed three shutout innings, scattering three hits against Missouri (5/1)… left the game in the fourth with arm tightness and missed the remainder of the season… had his first career hit, singling as a pinch-hitter against Michigan (4/28)… earned his first career win in his first career start, scattering four hits and not allowing a run in three innings against Cornell College (2/27)… had four strikeouts to zero walks… made his Iowa debut against Old Dominion (2/18), allowing one run on one hit… fanned two, but issued three walks… named the 29th-best freshman in the Big Ten by D1Baseball.com.
High School — Ranked as a Top-500-prospect nationally by Perfect Game and as the seventh-best prospect in the state of Iowa by Prep Baseball Report… IHSBCA All-State “Super” Team selection as a junior and senior…two-time Elite All-State honoree by the Des Moines Register and two-time MAC Player of the Year… three-time first-team all-state, all-district, and all-conference selection… two-time All-Metro captain… went 11-0 with a 0.29 ERA as a senior, allowing seven runs (three earned) and 29 hits over 72 innings… had 112 strikeouts to 17 walks and limited hitters to a .123 average… hit .420 as a senior with 13 doubles, three triples, 34 runs and 33 RBIs… had a .558 slugging and .527 on-base percentage… earned win in state title game, allowing one unearned run on three hits and fanned 13 in a 10-1 victory over Harlan… went 6-1 with a 0.28 ERA as a junior, allowing 29 hits and striking out 70 over 50 innings… hit .403 with 17 doubles, four home runs, 51 RBIs, and 31 runs scored… helped Davenport Assumption to state titles as a freshman and senior and conference titles as a junior and senior… also played basketball where he was a two-time all-conference (2016, 2017), an all-district and third-team all-state shooting guard… member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes… two-time academic all-district selection… high school coach was Billy Argo.
Personal — Born March 31, 1999… son of Greg and Rona Wallace… has an older brother, Cayton… father played football and baseball at Augustana College and he’s the program’s head coach… majoring in communication studies.