HIGH SCHOOL A 2017 graduate of Maple Grove Senior High School • played five seasons and started four as a pitcher and first baseman for coach Darby Carlson at Maple Grove • ranked No. 4 prospect in Minnesota and No. 45 nationally by Prep Baseball Report • ranked No. 1 left-handed pitching prospect in Minnesota and no. 82 nationally by Perfect Game • named a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American Honorable Mention and Second Team All-Central Region • named a 2016 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention • earned All-Northwest Suburban Conference honors in 2015, 2016, and 2017 with the Crimson • earned All-Section honors as a sophomore, junior and senior and All-State honors during his final campaign • a 2017 finalist for the Minnesota Mr. Baseball award • earned All-State Tournament Team selection in the Minnesota State High School League as a senior • named a 2017 Metro North All-Star • played club baseball for the Minnesota Blizzard and coach Adam Barta from 2012-16 • honored with a spot on the 2017 Minnesota State All-Academic Team • played three seasons of varsity basketball, earning an All-Conference Honorable Mention as a senior shooting guard.
PERSONAL Born Charles James Horton on February 19, 1999 to parents Kimberly and Charlie Horton • father, Charlie, was a kicker for the Gopher Football team in 1984 • participated in Link Crew while at Maple Grove • outside interests include ping pong, disc golf, basketball, golf, and serving the community • plans to major in mechanical engineering at Minnesota.
Circling the Bases ... with Danny Kapala
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GopherSports.com asked the tough questions of Minnesota’s nine rookies ahead of the 2018 spring season. Next up, we get to know Gopher freshman left-handed pitcher Danny Kapala.
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1/18/2018 - Baseball
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Gophers Trio Rated Among Big Ten's Best
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Micah Coffey and Toby Hanson were named to College Baseball Daily's Preseason All-Big Ten Team; Luke Pettersen is an Honorable Mention.