Iowa baseball’s Wallace named second-team All-American

Trenton Wallace, the 2021 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, earned second-team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball Monday.


Jerod Ringwald

Iowa starting pitcher Trenton Wallace throws a pitch in the rain during a baseball game between Iowa and Illinois on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Duane Banks Field. The senior made his final start at Duane Banks Field, pitching six innings and allowing one run to cross the plate. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 4-2.

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor

Iowa baseball junior pitcher Trenton Wallace was named a Collegiate Baseball Second-Team All-American, it was announced Monday.

The 2021 campaign was the first season in the weekend rotation for Wallace, and the Rock Island, Illinois, native went 7-1 on the mound as Iowa baseball’s Friday night starter.

Wallace’s second-team distinction makes him the ninth Hawkeye under head coach Rick Heller — and fourth pitcher — to earn All-America honors. 

In 13 starts, Wallace recorded a 2.34 ERA and a league-leading 106 strikeouts. His performance earned him the 2021 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year award — becoming the first Hawkeye in school history to accomplish the feat. Wallace also garnered first-team All-Big Ten honors.

Wallace posted eight quality starts throughout the season, and the Hawkeyes won all but two series openers with him on the mound.

This summer, Wallace is playing in the collegiate MLB Draft League with the Trenton Thunder in Trenton, New Jersey.

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