Northwoods League ends with one Gopher claiming top prize.
Check in on the week that was in Gopher baseball
A look at how current, former and future Gophers are performing during the summer.
A look at how the Gophers have fared on the diamond this summer
A look at how the Gophers are performing this summer
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).
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.
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.
BIG TEN STATISTICS
Around the Bases with Matt Fiedler
Junior Matt Fiedler has been all over the diamond early in his Gophers career.
Around the Bases with Jeff Fasching
Jeff Fasching, a sophomore pitcher, tossed eight innings of relief for the Gophers last season.
Around the Bases with Luke Pettersen
After a successful first season with the Gophers, Luke Pettersen enters his sophomore season on campus.