IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa pitcher Nick Gallagher was selected in the 16th round by the Cleveland Indians in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.
Gallagher, a junior from Iowa City, was the Hawkeyes’ top starter on a team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Over the last two years, Gallagher put together a 16-5 record. This year, Gallagher was 8-2 with a 3.48 earned-run-average. He struck out 87 batters and walked 25. Opponents hit .264 against him this season.
As a sophomore, Gallagher was 8-3 while mostly pitching out of the bullpen. He struck out 59 and walked just 22. He finished with a 2.57 ERA and limited hitters to a .211 batting average.
Gallagher has one more year of eligibility with the Hawkeyes.
Senior pitcher Ryan Erickson was taken by the Chicago White Sox in the 30th round on Wednesday. Erickson, a 6-foot-3 left-hander, was 4-3 last season with a 3.00 ERA. Erickson had 48 strikeouts and 32 walks in 75 innings. He was the winning pitcher in the Hawkeyes’ NCAA Tournament win against Houston.
Last year, Erickson was 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA. He began his Iowa career as a walk-on.