Minnesota opened the Big Ten Conference season with a 5-1 victory over Nebraska in game one of the teams' three-game series in Lincoln.
GopherSports.com caught up with Gophers senior outfielder Alex Boxwell earlier this season.
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.
Senior pitcher “Beaver” Tyler Hanson will be hosting his own talk show up until the beginning of the season.
See how the Gophers ended up doing on their summer teams.
2017 | JUNIOR 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 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 • participated in the MLB Dreams Showcase.
2015 | FRESHMAN 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.
No. 11 Gophers Open B1G Tournament Wednesday
5/22/2018 - Baseball
The No. 11-ranked Gopher Baseball team opens the Big Ten Tournament Wednesday against Michigan State, a team they hosted less than two weeks ago at Siebert Field.
Fredrickson Highlights All-Big Ten Honors
5/22/2018 - Baseball
John Anderson received the Big Ten Coach of the Year honor for the eighth time in his career.
Max and Reggie Meyer Earn Big Ten Weekly Honors
5/21/2018 - Baseball
Reggie Meyer received the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor while Max Meyer was named the Freshman of the Week.