35 Billy Soule  
Billy Soule

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hamel, Minn.

High School:
Wayzata

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170

Position:
RHP

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
L/R


05/18/2013

Minnesota Shuts Out Illinois to Solidify Tournament Berth

The Gophers used two pitchers to complete the 2-0 shutout

04/16/2013

Gophers Use a Four-Run Seventh to Get Past Augsburg

Trailing 1-0, Minnesota plated four runs in the bottom of the fourth for a 4-1 win

04/12/2013

Fourteen Strikeouts and Abrahamson's Home Run Lifts Gophers to 4-2 Win

Minnesota improved to 5-2 in the Big Ten and 20-13 on the season

03/27/2013

Gophers Win Last Game at the Metrodome

Minnesota defeated South Dakota State 5-1 in the midweek match

03/23/2013

Gophers Fall to Texas in Extra Innings

Minnesota remained scoreless in the last four innings to help secure the Texas win

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2012 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in 20 games, the most by a Gopher pitcher • went 3-3 on the season and held a 3.60 earned run average in 25.0 innings pitched • allowed 10 runs, nine walks and struck out 17 batters • was 2-1 in Big Ten Conference play and held a 3.12 ERA • made his first appearance of the year vs. Louisville (2/17) • pitched 3.0 innings vs. Hamline (3/7) • struck out three batters, allowed one hit and walked two vs Kansas State (3/13) • worked 1.2 innings vs. Cal Poly (3/17) • saw 2.0 innings of relief action in the Michigan win (3/31) • struck out two and pitched 1.0 inning in the Nebraska-Omaha win (4/17) • pitched 2.0 innings in the Michigan State extra-inning loss (4/22) • held Iowa hitless in his 1.1 inning of work and struck out one in the 4-3 win (4/28) • made the final out at Siebert Field in the historic May 1 game against St. Thomas (5/1) • pitched in the Penn State game (5/5) and allowed just one hit • sidelined the remainder of the season, due to injury.

2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Appeared in the second-most games by a Gopher pitcher in 22 games • held an ERA of 3.55, went 3-2 on the season and earned one save • started his sophomore campaign against Connecticut (2/19) when he pitched 2.2 innings and had three strikeouts and the win • worked 3.1 innings against Gonzaga (3.1) • pitched an inning against Sacramento State and Cal-Poly • picked up his second win on the season when he pitched three inning against Purdue (4/2) • worked four innings during the Northwestern series (4/15-4/17) and had five strikeouts • pitched two scoreless innings against Indiana on April 24 • saw action in two of the three games against Iowa on April 29 and 30 • pitched an inning against North Dakota State (5/17) and struck out one batter • pitched his longest outing of the season against Penn State and held it scoreless for 3.2 innings with three strikeouts at the Big Ten Tournament (5/26) • also collected the save against the Nittany Lions • picked up his third win of the season during the Big Ten Tournament when he helped Minnesota to a 1-0 win over Purdue (5/27).

2010 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Appeared in 22 games and went 1-4 with a 3.35 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 51.0 innings pitched • made his collegiate debut on Feb. 21 against Akron, pitching 3.2 scoreless innings, giving up two hits, while striking out three and walking one batter • pitched a career-high 4.0 innings against No. 21 Alabama on March 16, giving up two hits, one run, two walks and two strikeouts • earned his first career win against North Dakota State on March 24, pitching 2.1 innings giving up one hit, no runs, one walk and a strikeout • pitched 2.0 shutout innings against South Dakota State on April 14, allowing only one hit • pitched 3.0 innings against Iowa on May 1, giving up two hits, three walks and a career-high five strikeouts • threw 3.0 shutout innings against No. 20 Kansas State on May 5 • pitched a career-high 4.1 innings against No. 7 Cal State Fullerton in NCAA Regional play on June 6, giving up four hits, two earned runs, and two strikeouts.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduated from Wayzata High School where he was coached by Bobby DeWitt and Terry Steinbach • named All-State in his senior season and was All-Conference in his junior and senior seasons • was the MVP of his Legion team in 2008, and was All-District that year • lettered three years in baseball and two years in hockey.

PERSONAL:
Communications major • son of Billy and Betty Soule • lists going to the 2009 State Legion Tournament as biggest sports thrill • son of former Golden Gopher Billy Soule • born on Aug. 26, 1990.