University of Iowa Athletics

#16 Tanner Wetrich

Height 6-0
Weight 180 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Moberly, Mo.
High School Moberly
Previous School Mineral Area CC
Tanner Wetrich - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item — Signed a professional contract with the River City Rascals of the Independent Frontier League in June, 2019.

2019 — Started 50 games at shortstop… hit .263 (46-for-175) with 35 runs and 28 RBIs… hit safely in 31 games… had 12 multi-hit games (11 2-hit, two 3-hit)… went 9-of-12 in stolen base attempts… had a career-long hitting streak from April 6-23 and a career-long 12-game on-base streak from April 5-23… hit .400 (16-of-40) with 12 runs, nine extra base hits (5 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR), and eight RBIs during the hitting streak… hit .500 (5-of-10) with four runs and eight RBIs at Maryland (5/16-18)… went 3-for-3 with a double and RBI in game two and 2-for-4 with two home runs — a three-run shot and grand slam — and seven RBIs in series finale… went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in win over Western Illinois (5/1)… finished 2-for-3 with an RBI, two runs, and two walks in game two win over Nebraska (4/20)… went 2-for-4 with a home run, triple, two RBIs, and two runs in a midweek win over Northern Illinois (4/16)… hit .556 (5-of-9) in three-game series at Purdue (4/12-13)… went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in game two and 2-for-3 with two doubles in series finale… hit his third home run — a solo shot — in game two against Rutgers (4/6) before going 2-for-4 with a run scored in the series finale (4/6)… went 1-for-1 with a two-run single and two steals in a game two win over No. 23 Illinois (3/30)… went 3-for-4 with a career-high four runs and two steals in game one at Evansville (3/9)… hit a grand slam for his second home run of the season in Iowa’s 6-4 win at Hawaii (2/23)… went 2-for-3 with a double and home run in Iowa’s 10-0 win over Marshall… also walked a career-high three times.

2018 — Started 20 games — 15 in left field, two at second base and at designated hitter, and one at shortstop… hit .224 (17-of-76) with 14 runs and 11 RBIs… hit safely in 10 games with six multi-hit contests — five 2-hit, one 3-hit… finished 2-for-4 with an RBI in the series-opening victory over No. 7 Michigan (4/27)… went 2-for-4 with a career-high three runs and two RBIs against Milwaukee (4/25)… hit .375 (3-for-8) in a pair of starts at No. 25 Minnesota… went 2-for-4 in game two… finished 1-for-4 with a home run — a three-run shot — and a career-high four RBIs against No. 22 Illinois (3/31)… went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs in the game one win over Evansville (3/17)… went 2-for-4 with two runs against Ball State (2/24) for his first career hit… had a triple and scored twice against Cornell College (2/27)… was in the starting lineup in left field during the regular season opener against Toledo (2/16).

at World University Games (2017) — Hit .333 (2-of-6) with two runs scored in six contests… had hits against Japan (8/22) and Czech Republic (8/25).

At Mineral Area CC (2017) — First-team all-region and first-team all-conference selection… hit .356 (56-of-158) with six home runs, one triple, and 12 doubles… finished year with 29 RBIs… M.I.N.K. League Player of the Week.

At William Woods University (2016) — Second-team all conference… hit .344 with 11 doubles, one triple, and three home runs as a freshman… scored 36 runs, had 28 RBIs, and five steals… recorded 12 multi-hit games… 2016 M.I.N.K. League All-Star.

High School — First-team all-state as a senior… three-time first-team all-conference and all-district honoree… two-time first-team all-state and four-time all-conference selection in basketball… high school coach was Adam Smith.

Personal — Born June 29, 1996, in Columbia, Missouri… son of Tim and Shawn Wetrich… has a younger brother, Braedan… majoring in sport and recreation management.