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.
Eight to Join Gophers in Spring 2019
11/17/2017 - Baseball
John Anderson has announced the signing of eight athletes to its incoming class, each signing National Letters of Intent during the fall signing period.
Former Gopher McIntosh Joins Cape Cod Hall of Fame
11/16/2017 - Baseball
This Saturday, former Major Leaguer and Gopher Baseball alumnus Tim McIntosh will be enshrined in the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame along with seven others at the Chatham Bars Inn.
Vavra Believes Back Issues are Behind Him
11/10/2017 - Baseball
Terrin Vavra is a year removed from a back injury that affected his training the last two seasons and is ready to lead the Gophers on and off the field.