By Tyler Devine
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa City High to University of Iowa baseball pipeline continued Friday when 2022 City High prospect Cade Obermueller announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes via Twitter.
Obermueller’s commitment comes just over a week after his teammate, Gable Mitchell, announced his commitment to Iowa.
I just really liked what they were building as a group,” Obermueller said. “That was probably my number one reason. I just really like that group they’re bringing in with Gable and hopefully some other people.”
At the plate last season, Obermueller hit .319 with 19 RBIs.
On the mound, he had a 4-1 record with 36 strikeouts, a 1.65 ERA and held opposing batters to a .110 batting average.
Obermueller is the son of former Iowa pitcher Wes Obermueller who was a second-round pick in the 1999 MLB Draft and played in the Kansas City Royals, Florida Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers organizations.
Cade Obermueller and Mitchell helped lead the Little Hawks to a 29-win season, including a top-10 ranking and a share of the conference title.
Mitchell is the son of City High baseball coach Brian Mitchell, who played at Iowa with Wes Obermueller in the 1990s, and the grandson of former Hawkeye wrestling coach Dan Gable.
Cade Obermueller said it’s a dream come true for he and Gable Mitchell, who have known one another their entire lives because of their parents’ friendship.
“We’ve been talking about it for a long time,” Cade Obermueller said. “Ever since we were little kids we always wanted to play together. We always wanted to be Hawkeyes also. He’s an awesome guy to have behind you in the infield. He’s just unbelievable. It’s awesome to be able to keep playing with him.”