CEDAR RAPIDS - Earlier this season, a reporter asked Iowa City West boys' tennis coach Mitch Gross about the #x201c;triple crown#x201d; of prep tennis.
At the time, Gross dismissed the thought of winning a state championship in singles, dou ... »
l Name: Tom Hackimer
l Number: 17
l Position: Pitcher
l Throws: Right
l Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 190 pounds
l Age: 22
l Hometown: Hyde Park, New York
l Noteworthy: Drafted by Minnesota Twins in fourth round of last year’s draft out of St. John’s. Was assigned to Kernels after signing, going 1-3 with five saves and a 2.39 earned run average in 21 relief appearances. Allowed just 21 hits and struck out 26 in 26 1/3 innings. Was Big East Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2016 for St. John’s and was the conference’s Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. Drafted by New York Mets in 15th round in 2015 but did not sign.