37 Dalton Sawyer  
Dalton Sawyer

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Waconia, Minn.

High School:
Waconia

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210

Position:
LHP

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
L/L


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

04/07/2013

Gophers Fall in Second Game to Ohio State, 5-2

Minnesota played its second suspended game of the weekend

03/30/2013

Gophers Win Series With a Doubleheader Split and Win Friday

Minnesota fell in the first game, but bounced back in the second to take the series

03/23/2013

Gophers Fall to Texas in Extra Innings

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

03/19/2013

Gophers Use a Pair of Four-Run Innings For an 8-3

Mark Tatera had two triples in the game and 4 RBI

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2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Did not allow an earned run in his first eight appearances • led the team with six saves and six wins (6-4 record) • led the team with 21 appearances •ranked seventh in the Big Ten in saves overall, and tied for fourth with four within conference play • had a 2.62 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 44.2 innings • held Big Ten hitters to a .233 batting average • overall opposing average of .231 ranked ninth in the conference • tallied a season-high four strikeouts in 3.0 innings against Northern Illinois (2/14) • did not allow a run, while striking out three in 3.2 innings at Louisiana Tech (3/1) • picked up a three-inning save by not allowing a run at Sacramento State (3/14) • earned his third save over Northwestern (3/22) while striking out two • entered the game with bases loaded and one out and struck out two batters to end the eighth and keep the game tied at Iowa (4/18) • pitched a total of 4.2 innings in back-to-back appearances against Purdue, picking up two wins (5/9-5/10-11) • struck out three, gave up just one hit and got the win in a two-inning outing at Indiana (5/15) • struck out three over 2.2 innings against Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament (5/21) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Threw 35.2 innings to a 4.92 ERA appearing in 18 games • letter winner • had a 3.09 ERA in 32 innings of relief • fourth on the team in games finished (5) • was the second most used player out of the bullpen with 17 appearances in relief • had a 36:18 K:BB ratio • held opponents to a .240 batting average and .216 in Big Ten play • had five scoreless relief appearances in a row (2/27-3/12) • struck out five in his second appearance as a Gopher in 2.2 innings against North Dakota St. (2/27) • allowed no runs and struck out two in 3.2 innings in an extra innings (10) loss to Texas (3/23) • pitched a career high 6.0 innings allowing no runs and striking out five in a 5-2 losing effort to Ohio St. (4/6) • picked up his first colligate win against Augsburg College (4/16) in 1.1 innings of work • did not allow an earned run and struck out two, but received the loss in 1.2 innings against Milwaukee (5/8) • went 2.1 innings without allowing a run and striking out four for his second win against Nebraska (5/11) • made his first career start against Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament and struck out three in 3.2 innings.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Played at Waconia High School • Lions All-Star member • all-conference selection in 2012 and honorable mention in 2011 • season best statistics include a 1.03 earned run average, 77 strikeouts in 44 innings of work • as a junior had 45 strikeouts and a 4-3 record• held a batting average of .358 with 13 RBI•gave up both football and basketball to play with the Minnesota Blizzard travel team • went 5-1 in 25.1 innings pitched and struck out 44 and held a 1.08 ERA in 2011 as the team went 28-5 and 7-3 in the league • graduated with a 3.6 grade point average and a member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL:
Born November 22, 1993 • son of Duane and Kathy Sawyer • father, Duane, played football at Northwestern • has two younger siblings • plans to major in finance.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year W-L ERA App GS CG SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
2013 2-3 4.29 18 1 0 0 35.2 31 21 17 1 18 36
2014 6-4 2.62 21 0 0 6 44.2 37 14 13 2 23 42
Total 8-7 3.36 39 1 0 6 80.1 68 35 30 3 41 78

BIG TEN STATISTICS

Year W-L ERA App GS CG SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
2013 1-1 5.06 5 0 0 0 10.2 8 6 6 0 6 10
2014 5-3 3.91 12 0 0 4 25.1 21 11 11 2 17 23
Total 6-4 4.25 17 0 0 4 36.0 29 17 17 2 23 33