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Alex Boxwell
Alex  Boxwell

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Coon Rapids, Minn.

High School:
Coon Rapids

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
L/R


06/01/2017

Gophers Head Out to Summer Teams

The University of Minnesota will be placing 18 stuedent-athletes in summer leagues this year, setting an NCAA and Northwoods League record for most student-athletes placed in one program in back-to-back years.

12/01/2016

Beav's Buddies: Episodes 1 & 2

Senior pitcher “Beaver” Tyler Hanson will be hosting his own talk show up until the beginning of the season.

08/17/2016

Summer League Wrap Up

See how the Gophers ended up doing on their summer teams.

08/10/2016

Summer Roundup: August 10

The latest info and stats of Gophers in the majors, minors and summer leagues.

08/03/2016

Summer Roundup: August 3

The latest info and stats of Gophers in the majors, minors and summer leagues.

Photo Gallery

2017 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Played in 40 games where he had a .253 batting average and led the team with six home runs and seven stolen bases • drove in 14 runs and scored 28 while hitting four of his home runs in conference play and posting a .438 slugging percentage. Game Highlights: Reached base four times at UC Irvine (2/18) with one hit, two walks and was hit by a pitch and scored two runs • drove in two RBIs with a triple at UC Irvine (2/19) • was 3-6 vs Seattle U (2/24) and scored one run • was 2-4 with one run scored and one RBI in the second game vs Seattle U (2/25) • recorded another multi-hit game vs South Dakota State (3/7) after going 2-4 • went 3-4 wtih one run scored vs Milwaukee (3/8) • drove in one RBI, scored one run and picked up one triple after going 2-3 vs Missouri State (3/10) • tied a career high with six at-bats at Sacramento State (3/17) then went 3-6 with two runs scored, two RBIs, one home run and two stolen bases, another career high • scored three runs at Ohio State (3/24) after smacking one home run and swiping three bases • scored another three runs at Ohio state (3/25) after going 2-4 • reached base three times after recording two hits and one walk at Indiana (4/14) while driving in one run and scoring two • picked up two hits and one run at Penn State (5/7) • was 2-3 with a double and a home run in the Big Ten Tournament vs Northwestern (5/26).

2016 SUMMER BASEBALL:
Played with the Waterloo Bucks again in the Northwoods League • recorded a .308 batting average in 224 at-bats • picked up 69 hits in 56 games along with three home runs, 23 RBIs and scored 37 runs • he was second on the team with 13 stolen bases.

2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Appeared in 48 games and hit .327 with 10 doubles, a triple, one home run and 16 RBI • led the team in Big Ten play with a .392 batting average, .588 slugging percentage and a .458 on-base clip. Game Highlights: Started and laced a single that brought in a run versus Utah Valley (2/20) • saw action in the outfield against Utah (2/21) and at Campbell (2/27) and recorded two putouts each contest • started and notched a putout with two plate appearances at Georgia State (3/5) • smacked an RBI double in series opener at Seattle U (3/12) • went 2-for-5 with a run and a double at Utah Valley (3/18-3/20) • laced two hits, including an RBI double, against Saint Mary's (3/30) • started all three games and tallied three hits, including two in the series finale, against Iowa • had a a pinch-hit single against Northern Illinois (4/6) • notched a season-high two RBI at No. 25 Michigan (4/8) • went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI against South Dakota State (4/12) • laced a trio of singles and started in the outfield versus Maryland (4/15-4/17) • collected four hits, including two doubles, and crossed the plate four times at Northwestern (4/22-4/24) • tallied five hits and was a double short of the cycle in games at Illinois (4/29-5/1) • netted a two-run single against Indiana (5/7) • notched a single in all three games, including one for an RBI, while crossing the plate three times at Purdue (5/13-5/15) • went 2-for-4 with a double at South Dakota State (5/17) • secured an RBI in the regular season finale against Ohio State (5/21) • appeared in both games at the Big Ten Tournament (5/25-5/26) • drilled a pair of hits and scored a run against Wake Forest (6/5) • secured a single at Texas A&M (6/5).

2015 SUMMER BASEBALL:
Played for the Waterlooo Bucks in the Northwoods League • ranked third on the team with a .289 batting average in 135 at-bats • recorded 39 hits, including five doubles, two triples and one home run • added 23 RBI, which was the second-highest mark on the club • was invited to the MLB Dreams Showcase.

2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in 25 games with 19 starts, primarily in the outfield • batted .194 with 10 runs and six RBIs • hit two home runs, a double and a triple • had a perfect fielding percentage. Game Highlights: Made his Minnesota debut hitting 2-for-4 with two runs at Houston (2/15) • hit his first collegiate home run while going 1-for-4 with two RBIs at VCU (3/16) • hit 2-for-3 including a triple with an RBI, a walk and one run scored against Penn State (4/19) • hit 1-for-4 with a home run, and scored the winning run in the ninth against South Dakota State (4/22).

HIGH SCHOOL:

Graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 2014, where he was on the honor roll each year • played for coach Jerry Coe • all-state selection and Mr. Baseball finalist • hit .506 with three home runs and 10 stolen bases as a senior • played for the Metro West in the 2014 Play Ball! Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series • all-state and all-metro selection as a senior • two-time All-Northwest Suburban Conference selection • hit .430 during the regular season as a junior and helped the Cardinals advance to the Minnesota Class 3A state semifinals • hit .379 with 33 RBIs, seven doubles, five triples and four home runs for the Coon Rapids Post 334 Legion team in 2013 • hit .497 with nine home runs during the 2014 Legion season • also an all-conference football player and a basketball letterwinner.

PERSONAL:
Son of Lisa and Bill Boxwell • mother, Lisa, ran hurdles at Minnesota • has two brothers, Tony and Brett • Tony played baseball at Concordia-St. Paul and Brett played at Anoka Ramsey • born April 6, 1996.


CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2015 25 19 .194 67 10 13 6 1 1 2 .328 3 25 1 1
2016 48 29 .327 110 19 36 22 10 1 1 .464 10 27 2 4
2017 40 35 .253 146 28 37 14 1 4 6 .438 15 29 7 9
Total 113 83 .266 323 57 86 36 12 6 9 .424 28 81 10 14


BIG TEN STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2015 8 6 .174 23 1 4 1 1 1 0 .304 1 7 0 0
2016 20 14 .392 51 13 20 10 5 1 1 .588 6 8 1 3
2017 15 12 .212 52 13 11 6 0 0 4 .442 9 12 2 2
Total 43 32 .277 126 27 35 17 6 2 5 .476 16 27 3 5


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