Hawk Item — Selected in the 19th Round of the 2021 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates… was the 553rd overall selection.
2021 — Was primarily Iowa’s Saturday starter… went 2-5 with a 6.43 ERA over 49 innings… had 49 strikeouts to 31 walks… made 10 starts and appeared in 13 games — three in relief… tallied his second straight win, allowing one run in a seven-inning complete game against Rutgers (4/17)… scattered six hits and struck out five without issuing a walk… notched his first win and tallied his second quality start, allowing one run on two hits over a career-long seven innings against Minnesota (4/11)… had six strikeouts in the game… tallied his first career quality start, tossing six innings of two-run, three-hit ball in a no-decision vs. Maryland (3/27)… was tough-luck loser, allowing four runs (one earned) against Nebraska (3/13)… had a career-high eight strikeouts to one walk… made his first career weekend start against No. 18/21 Michigan (3/7), allowing three runs over three innings.
2020 — Season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… went 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA in five appearances… had 13 strikeouts over 10 innings… earned his first win, allowing one hit over 1 2/3 inning and fanning two against Kansas (3/11) in the finalgame of the season… logged a career-high 3 1/3 innings against Army (3/8), allowing one run on four hits with four strikeouts… punched out three batters in two innings of relief in his season debut against Kent State (2/14).
2019 — Went 1-0 with a 6.62 ERA in 15 appearances, spanning 17 2/3 innings… logged a career-long 2 1/3 innings in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game against Nebraska (5/24)… had a career-best four strikeouts… earned his first career win, pitching two scoreless innings at Hawaii (2/23)… made his Hawkeye debut against George Mason (2/15).
High School — Ranked as a top-500 prospect nationally by Perfect Game… two-time all-state, all-district, and all-conference selection… went 8-2 with a 1.27 ERA as a senior and 9-2 with a 1.13 ERA as a junior… struck out 46 over 68 innings and issued just four walks… helped team to state semifinals as a junior and state quarterfinals as a senior… played for Iowa Sticks team from 14U-18U… high school coach was Dave Dirkx.
Personal — Born Dec. 17, 1999, in Waterloo, Iowa… son of Mike and Stacey Irvine… given name is Andrew… father played collegiate baseball at Northern Iowa and professional baseball in the San Diego Padres organization… mother played basketball at Iowa Central… has a younger brother, Matt… majoring in sport and recreation management.