David Bettenburg
David  Bettenburg

RS Senior

St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180




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Made seven starts as an outfielder or designated hitter, and played in 21 games total • hit .158 with six hits and a .200 on base percentage • had a hit and drove in a run in three straight games in California, starting at Sacramento State (3/16) • batted 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI at St. Mary's (3/19).

Played in nine games with one start • had 15 at bats • held a perfect fielding percentage of 1.000 • pinch hit in a total of four games, racking up a total of six at-bats in those games • pinch hit in a game against Western Michigan (2/23) hitting in a run • started the Hamline game (3/6) in right field • went 1-2 with a double, run scored, and stolen base against Nebraska-Omaha (6/12).

Batted .239, saw action in 41 games including 23 starts • eight multiple-hit games and reached base safely in nine-straight games • in 109 at bats, produced nine RBI, 19 runs scored and five doubles and one triple • produced 24 hits and 33 total bases• started in 12-straight games at the beginning of the Gopher homestand • opened the home season with a 2-4 performance, a double and a run scored against UW-Milwaukee (2/25) • scored two runs in the 4-1 win over New Mexico State (3/2) • was 2-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the 7-1 Stony Brook win (3/10) • produced a season-high two RBI in the 9-3 win over South Dakota State (3/28) • hit the game-winning, bottom of the ninth sacrifice fly to defeat The Citadel (3/23) • went 2-4 with a run scored in the Michigan walkoff win (4/1) • pinch hit in the Michigan State game (4/22) and held a hit and a run scored in the extra-inning loss • went 1-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored against Nebraska (5/12).

Batted .114 with two home runs, one double, four runs scored, and three RBI in 25 games • recorded his first collegiate hit by going 1-for-2 with a runs scored and a walk versus Connecticut on Feb. 19 • was 1-for-3 with a solo home run at Sacramento State on March 17 • helped the Gophers defeat Indiana, 12-1, by going 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on April 23 • made his lone start of the season on May 17 versus North Dakota State.

Redshirted the 2010 season.

Graduated from Cretin-Derham High School • named Second-Team All-Metro by the Star Tribune and was All-Conference as a senior • batted .429 with 14 runs, five doubles, six home runs and 13 RBI, and was named All-Conference in his junior season.

Born on Apr. 10, 1991 • majoring in communications.


ABCA/Rawlings Name Three Gophers All-Americans

ABCA/Rawlings Name Three Gophers All-Americans

6/16/2018 - Baseball

The last of the major organizations to name Division I All-Americans tabbed three Gophers as All-Americans in 2018.

PerfectGame Tabs Gophers as Freshmen All-Americans

PerfectGame Tabs Gophers as Freshmen All-Americans

6/14/2018 - Baseball

PerfectGame became the latest organization to honor Patrick Fredrickson and Max Meyer as Freshman All-Americans

Three More All-America Picks for Vavra

Three More All-America Picks for Vavra

6/13/2018 - Baseball

Minnesota's trio of All-Americans each earned more awards on Wednesday, with Terrin Vavra now holding the title of four-time All-America pick.

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