Northwoods League ends with one Gopher claiming top prize.
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Check in with the current, future and past Gophers on the diamond this summer.
Hannah Brandt, Jessica Flakne, Mathieu Froment, Michael Kroells, Lindsay Mable and Jessica Plant were named to this year's Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team.
Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
Finished his career second on Minnesota’s all-time innings list with 288.0 innings pitched • seventh in career strikeouts with 219.
2015 • SENIOR SEASON:
The team’s David Winfield Pitcher of the Year • had a 4.31 ERA and 4-6 record • led Minnesota with 71 strikeouts in a team-high 87.2 innings • ranked seventh in the Big Ten in innings at the end of the regular season, and ranked second within conference play with 56.1 innings pitched • ranked fifth in the Big Ten in strikeouts during the regular season and seventh during Big Ten play (38) • eighth in conference play with an opponent batting average of .239 • the only Gopher pitcher to start all 14 weekends of the season • CoSIDA Academic All-District • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Struck out seven in 3.2 innings at Houston (2/13) • pitched 5.0 scoreless innings with five strikeouts at FGCU (2/27) • fanned a season-high eight batters in 5.0 innings at Creighton (3/7) • allowed three runs in 8.1 innings vs. Northwestern, striking out five and walking two (3/27) • pitched 6.2 shutout innings in a win at Nebraska (4/10) • earned a complete-game victory against Michigan, striking out six, walking one and allowing one earned run on six hits (4/25) • in his last career start, pitched his second-longest outing of the year in 8.2 innings against Michigan State (5/15).
2014 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Named the team's Dianne Olson-Ficenko Dugout Club Player of the Year • led the team in ERA (2.39), innings pitched (98.0), and complete games (2) • ERA ranked sixth in the Big Ten and opposing average (.228) ranked fifth • tied for the team lead and fifth in the Big Ten with 67 strikeouts • ranked fourth in the Big Ten in overall innings pitched and tied for seventh in conference innings pitched (54.0) • went 3-2 with a 2.50 ERA (ninth in the Big Ten) in Big Ten play • threw 7.0 innings in a win over Louisiana Tech (3/2), striking out four and only allowing one run • struck out six in 7.0 innings of one-run ball against UNC Greensboro (3/9) •pitched a complete game against Northwestern (3/23) in a run of four straight one-run outings (3/1-3/23) • struck out a season-high eight batters vs. Michigan State (4/30), and matched that total in 8.0 scoreless innings against Penn State (4/26) • allowed three runs (two earned) in 7.0 innings with six strikeouts against Florida State (5/3) • gave up two runs (one earned) and four hits while striking out six in 8.0 IP against Iowa at the Big Ten Tournament (5/22) • CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree • Academic All-Big Ten.
2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Academic All-Big Ten Team • pitched a total of 64.1 innings (second most on team) with a 2.80 ERA, striking out 49 while only walking 11 • went 5-4 and was tied for second on the team in wins • set career highs in strikeouts (49), games started (8), innings pitched (64.1), and wins (5) • second on the team with strikeouts (49) • his eight starts were third most on the team • led team in strikeouts-looking with 23 • held batters to a 2.14 ERA in his last eight appearances (21 IP) • won three straight starts (3/2-16) • lasted 8.0 innings against Utah (3/2) allowing no earned runs, striking out five, and walking none in win • again pitched 8.0 innings in his next start against Western Illinois, he picked up the win while allowing one earned and striking out six • pitched a complete-game shutout in a 3-0 win over Indiana St. (3/16) setting a career high in strike outs (11) • had four straight appearances without allowing a run (4/14-5/8) • came in relief against Illinois (5/17) pitching 4.1 innings, allowing no runs and striking out five • pitched in the Big Ten Tournament against Illinois and picked up the win in 4.0 scoreless relief innings.
2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
All-Big Ten Freshman Team • made 15 appearances in his rookie season, including six in Big Ten Conference play • held a 2.37 overall ERA and 0.60 in league action • pitched 38.0 innings and 15.0 in conference action • struck out 32 batters • made two starts • made his collegiate debut against St. John's (2/18) with an inning of relief pitching • struck out four and allowed two runs against New Mexico State (3/1) • pitched two innings of hitless work against Hamline (3/7) • went 3.1 innings against Kansas (3/10) • made his first collegiate start against North Dakota State (3/20) and pitched 4.0 innings and allowed just one run • started against South Dakota State and pitched 3.1 innings when he struck out three and kept the Jackrabbits scoreless (3/28) • allowed just one hit and no runs, while he struck out three in the walkoff win over Michigan (4/1) • pitched 2.1 innings against Ohio State (4/7) • worked 1.1 inning against Michigan State (4/22) and struck out two batters • allowed an unearned run against Penn State and struck out three in 1.2 innings (5/5) • pitched his longest outing against Nebraska (5/13) when he pitched 4.2 innings and allowed one run and struck out two • pitched 2.0 innings at Illinois and held the Illini hitless (5/18).
Graduated and played for Totino Grace under coaches Mike Smith and Don Roney • named a Class 3A All-State team • helped the Eagles to a North Suburban Conference championship and a 13-5 record his senior year • held a record of 5-2 in both his senior and junior seasons, while posting a 3-1 record as a freshman • participated at the Lions All-Star Baseball Tournament as a senior • all-city selection as a senior and all-conference honoree as a junior and senior • lettered in both baseball and basketball • also played Legion baseball with Fridley in 2011 • was on the A honor roll.
Accounting major • born January 30, 1993 • son of Bob and Phoebe Meyer • second generation Gopher baseball athlete as father, Bob, played from 1980-83 • brother Reggie is a freshman pitcher for the Gophers • mother, Phoebe, was a tennis player at St. Thomas (MN) • twin siblings Jamie and Jody played basketball at Abilene Christian • also has a sisterCarla • lists taking fifth in a 1996 national tournament when he was 11ashis biggest sports thrill.
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.