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Eric Toole
Eric  Toole


Council Bluffs, Iowa

High School:
Lewis Central

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170



Toole Named Big Ten Player of the Week

UI senior earns 1st career Big Ten weekly honor


3 Hawkeyes Named to B1G Players to Watch List

Mangler, Toole, and Peyton garner preseason recognition


Iowa Baseball Announces Team Captains

Mangler, Toole, Goodman, and Radtke voted team captains


5 Hawkeyes Earn All-Big Ten Honors

The 5 honorees are the most for the program since 2007


24 Hawkeyes to Watch: Eric Toole

UI junior outfielder has added pop to go along with his game-changing speed


Cornell College at Iowa

Cornell College at Iowa Wednesday, April 15, 2015


The Iowa Hawkeyes face the Illinois Fighting Illini on Senior Day

The Iowa Hawkeyes face the Illinois Fighting Illini on Senior Day


Illinois at Iowa

Illinois 5, Iowa 1 Saturday, May 10, 2014


The Hawkeyes face Upper Iowa at Duane Banks Field

The Hawkeyes face Upper Iowa at Duane Banks Field


The Hawkeyes defeat Minnesota 7-6 to take the three game series

The Hawkeyes defeat Minnesota 7-6 to take the three game series

  • Career Game-by-Game Get Acrobat Reader

    Hawk Item -- Currently ranks sixth in school history with 143 career singles and sits 11th in the record books with 43 steals.

    2014 Honors -- Third-team All-Big Ten selection. 2014 -- Started 52 games in centerfield and as Iowa's leadoff hitter... hit .302 (67-of-222) with 48 runs, 30 RBIs and 12 extra base hits... finished tied for third in the Big Ten in runs (48) and tied for eighth in steals (14)... scored 23 runs in Big Ten play, tying for third-most in the league, while also tying for seventh in steals (7)... tied for the team lead with 23 multi-hit games (20 two-hit, two three-hit, one four-hit)... has hit safely in 40-of-52 games, which included a team-best and career-long 13-game hitting streak... hit .384 as a leadoff batter and .321 against southpaws... went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the opening Big Ten Tournament game against Indiana (5/21)... hit .357 (5-of-14) with six runs and three RBIs at Purdue (May 15/17)... went 2-for-4 with three runs in the opener before going 2-for-5 with one run and one RBI in game two... hit .357 (5-of-14) in three games against Minnesota (4/18-20) with two two-hit games and four runs scored... went 2-for-6 with three RBIs and two runs in the opening game at Northwestern (4/11)... missed the final two games after getting hit in the foot in the opening game of April 12 doubleheader... hit .667 (6-of-9) in two games against Kansas (4/8-9) with six RBIs and four runs scored... had a season-high four hits, going 4-for-5 with five two-out RBIs in game two's 12-7 win... the five RBIs were a career-high... went 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs in Iowa's 6-2 win at Bradley (4/2)... hit .538 in the Stetson Invitational (7-of-13) with six singles, a triple and five RBIs (2/28-3/2)... tallied his first multi-hit game of the season at Austin Peay (2/16), going 2-for-5 with a run scored... preseason first-team All-Big Ten selection by College Sports Madness... named to the Big Ten Watch List.

    2013 Honors -- Second-team All-Big Ten selection... also earned a second-team All-Big Ten nod from College Sports Madness. 2013 -- Started 45 games in center field... posted 22 steals in 28 attempts to lead the team, and being tied for fifth in the Big Ten... 22 steals are the 14th-most by a Hawkeye in a single season, tying Dave Krull (1970)... swiped 12 bases in 15 tries in 24 conference games, which tied for the Big Ten lead... paced the team with 15 multi-hit games, including seven in the last 15 games... led the club in batting average (.337), runs scored (32), hits (59), total bases (67), and sacrifice bunts (9), and ranked second in slugging percentage (.383), on-base percentage (.426), and doubles (6)... ranked seventh in the Big Ten in sacrifice bunts, while ranking sixth in on-base percentage and ninth in batting average... hit .412 during Big Ten play to lead the team and rank second in the Big Ten... led the team in hits (40), on-base percentage (.486), runs (21), and total bases (46) in conference play, ranking first in the Big Ten in on-base percentage, fourth in hits, sixth in runs, and tied for 11th in total bases... batted .411 (23-of-56) against left-handed pitching and .486 (35-of-72) when leading off an inning... ended the season with a career-high 15 game reached base streak, going 28-of-60 (.467) with 11 runs, four RBIs, and a .536 on-base percentage over the stretch... finished season with a nine-game hitting streak, setting a season and career high... nine-game hitting streak tied teammate Trevor Kenyon for the longest streak by a Hawkeye in 2013... tallied 16 hits in 35 at-bats for a .457 average during the hitting streak... scored two runs in six games (Nebraska-Omaha, Indiana, Western Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Michigan State), tying a career-best... went 6-for-9 (.667) in two games at Purdue, reaching base at a .727 clip... went 5-for-5, all singles, in the second game of the series against the Boilermakers, tying school records for hits and singles in a game... five hits were the most by any Big Ten athlete in 2013... posted a .364 (4-of-11) batting average over a three-game series with Michigan State (May 10-12)... went 5-of-10 (.500) with three runs scored in three games at Michigan (May 3-5), reaching base at a .615 clip... hit .500 (7-of-14) during three-game series against Minnesota, registering two three-hit games (April 26, 28)... went 2-of-3 against Northern Illinois, his 10th multi-hit game... went 4-of-15 (.267) with three runs and three RBIs in three-game series at Penn State (April 20-21), including a 3-for-5, two RBI performance in the series finale... two RBIs marked his first multi-RBI game of the season, and the third of his Hawkeye career... hit .462, collecting six hits in 13 at-bats in the three-game series against Nebraska (April 5-7)... went 5-of-12 (.417) and stole four bases during three-game series against Indiana (March 30-31), including a season-high three hits in the series opener... delivered a triple against Northwestern on March 22 -- his first three-bagger of the season... missed the Snowbird Classic (March 8-10) due to illness... recorded first extra base hit of the season Feb. 17, hitting a double in the final game of the Austin Peay series.

    2012 -- Appeared in 44 games, the second-most among Hawkeye freshmen and the fourth-most on the team... started 35 games, 25 in center and 10 in left... led-off 10 times... hit .283 overall, recording 36 hits in 127 at-bats... scored 11 runs and tallied 13 RBIs... walked four times and was hit-by-pitch six times... tallied eight sacrifice bunts, which ranked second on the team, and three sacrifice flies, which tied for the team lead... swiped seven bases, ranking fourth on the team... had a perfect fielding percentage (1.000) and 92 putouts... notched nine multi-hit games, including a season-best four-hit contest against Penn State (April 20)... registered two multiple-RBI games... hit .302 in conference play... enjoyed a season-high reached-base streak of seven games... hit .350 with runners on base, .400 with runners in scoring position and went 3-for-6 with the bases loaded... batted .311 as a lead-off hitter... went 2-for-2 as a pinch hitter... notched seven two-out RBI... saw first career action in season-opening win over Pittsburgh (Feb. 17), tallying first career hit and RBI.

    High School -- Four-time all-state, all-city, all-conference and all-district honoree... named team MVP three times... named a preseason All-American as a junior... earned High School Baseball All-American honors his junior and senior year by Collegiate Baseball and Louisville Slugger... named to the all-state "Super Team" junior and senior year by Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association... named first team all-state by the Iowa Newspaper Association during final three years... named first team all-state his junior and senior year by Iowa Sports Connection... BCA District 5 First Team All-District honoree as a senior... was a Wendy's High School Heisman State of Iowa finalist... named an IHSBCA `Super Team' outfielder as a junior... hit over .480 and stole at least 25 bases each year during high school career... holds school records for stolen bases and triples in a season and career batting average... earned all-conference honors in basketball, all-district and all-state honors in football and all-state honors in track... named third team all-state in football (defensive back) during senior season... named elite all-state in track during senior year (finished third in the 200 meters at state track meet)... first team all-academic member and four-year honor roll member... student council member.

    Personal -- Born Feb. 8, 1993... son of Lee and Jeanine Toole... brother of former Hawkeye standout Justin Toole... health and human physiology major.

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