University of Iowa Athletics

#32 Brett McCleary

Height 6-2
Weight 215 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School City High
Brett McCleary - Baseball - University of Iowa Athletics

2022 — Team captain… started 16 games — 15 at catcher and once as the designated hitter — and appeared in 34 contests… hit .203 (13-of-64) with seven runs and seven RBIs… finished 2-for-3 in series finale against Minnesota (4/17)… went 1-for-2 and connected on a solo home run in the road win at Milwaukee (4/12)… had the go-ahead sacrifice fly in Iowa’s 9-8 road victory at Bradley (4/6)… collected two hits, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs in road win at San Diego State (3/15)… went 1-for-2 with a two-run single in game one at UC Irvine (3/11).

2021 — Started 18 games — 12 at catcher and six as the designated hitter — and appeared in 28 games… hit .219 (14-for-64) with 12 RBIs and six runs scored with two home runs… went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the series finale at Northwestern (5/23)… hit .364 (4-of-11) in the three-game series at Indiana (4/30-5/1) with two multi-hit games… hit a pinch-hit, walk-off three-run home run to right field in Iowa’s 12-9 victory over Northwestern (4/26)… hit his first career home run — a two-run shot in the seventh-inning — in Iowa’s 6-1 game two victory over Minnesota (4/11)… had the go-ahead two-run single in the 10th inning in Iowa’s 4-2 extra-inning win at Purdue (4/2)… walked four times in two starts in games one and two.

2020 — Season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… started five games — four at catcher and one at designated hitter… hit .158 (3-of-19) with three RBIs and three runs scored… went 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in win over Grand View (3/3)… started the season opener against Kent State (2/14) at DH.

2019 — Started five games and appeared in 23 contests… hit .243 (9-of-37) with three runs and one RBI…. went 2-for-4 with two runs in midweek win over Northern Illinois (4/16).

2018 — Started nine games — three at designated hitter and six behind the plate… hit .172 (5-of-29) with three runs and five RBIs… went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs against Cornell College (2/27) for his first career multi-hit game… had his first career hit against Oakland (2/17).

at World University Games (2017) — Started six games — four as designated hitter and two behind the plate… hit .292 (7-of-24) with two runs and two RBIs… also had three doubles… hit safely in five contests… went 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and walk in semifinal victory over Czech Republic (8/28).

High School — Iowa Newspaper Association first-team all-state and all-district as a senior… three-time all-conference selection… hit .331 with six home runs and 47 RBIs as a senior with a .439 slugging percentage… hit .350 as a junior with one home run, 10 doubles, and 25 RBIs… posted a .318 average with one home run, 10 doubles, and 27 RBIs as a sophomore… led team to a conference title as a senior.

Personal — Born Jan. 22, 1999… son of Michael and Sara McCleary… has three sisters, Breanna, Katie, and Sydney… graduated with a degree in finance in May, 2021.