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Dalton Sawyer
Dalton  Sawyer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Waconia, Minn.

High School:
Waconia

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 215

Position:
LHP

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
L/L


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2016 • SENIOR SEASON:
Named All-Big Ten Second Team • finished in program history with 112 strikeouts in a single season all-time • tied for sixth all-time with 228 career strikeouts • tied for the team lead with seven victories on the mound • maintained a 3.33 ERA in 94.2 innings of work • held opponents to hit just .227, the lowest among the starting staff on the club • held a 2.92 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 49.1 frames • named the Dave Winfield Pitcher of the Year • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Tossed 4.2 scoreless innings and struck out five in first start of the season versus Utah Valley (2/20) • hurled 6.1 innings and allowed just one run with striking out five in a win at Campbell (2/27) • allowed just three hits in 5.0 innings with three strikeouts at Georgia State (3/5) • struck out seven in 5.0 innings in start at Seattle U (3/12) • totaled nine strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work on the mound and allowed three runs at Utah Valley (3/19) • struck out nine and earned the win in 5.2 innings at No. 23 Missouri State (3/26) • tossed 4.2 innings and notched five strikeouts against Iowa (4/3) • named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after throwing 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out 10 at No. 25 Michigan (4/8) • tossed 7.0 innings with five strikeouts and allowed just three earned runs on four hits against Maryland (4/16) • started and set a career-high with 12 strikeouts in 7.0 innings at Northwestern (4/23) • tossed 7.0 innings and amassed six strikeouts, while allowing six hits at Illinois (4/29) • produced third straight performance of 7.0 innings while totalling eight strikeouts to guide Minnesota to even the series versus Indiana (5/7) • struck out eight in 4.0 innings of work at Purdue (5/14) • secured the Big Ten regular season crown after throwing 7.2 innings with nine strikeouts in final home start of his career against Ohio State (5/20) • touted six strikeouts in 7.0 innings of work as the starter, marking the 12th straight start of at least five-plus send-downs, versus Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament (5/26) • struck out five in 6.0 frames against Wake Forest (6/3).

2015 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Made 15 appearances, including eight starts • held a 4-3 record and 4.53 ERA in 49.2 innings • struck out 38 batters, walked 32 and limited opponents to a .222 average • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Struck out five and allowed three runs on three hits in 4.1 innings at Houston (2/14) • struck out a season-high seven batters in 6.2 innings at Florida Gulf Coast, allowing four runs (2/28) • pitched 7.0 innings to start a combined no-hitter for the Gophers at Creighton, tallying five strikeouts, four walks and two hit batsmen (3/8) • gave up two runs (one earned) in 5.2 innings vs. Monmouth (3/15) • made seven relief appearances between start at Maryland (3/21) and start at Iowa (5/10) • did not allow a run against Carleton (4/8), Penn State (4/18), Michigan (4/26) or Kansas State (4/29) • allowed one unearned run and struck out seven in 6.1 innings against Michigan State (5/16).

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 • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: 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).

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. Game Highlights: 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.

SUMMER BASEBALL:
Played for the St. Cloud Rox of the Northwoods League in 2013 and 2014.

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:
Finance major • born November 22, 1993 • son of Duane and Kathy Sawyer • father, Duane, played football at Northwestern • has two younger siblings.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year W-L ERA App GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO
2013 2-3 4.29 18 1 0 0 35.2 31 21 17 18 36
2014 6-4 2.62 21 0 0 6 44.2 37 14 13 23 42
2015 4-3 4.53 15 8 0 0 49.2 40 29 25 32 38
2016 7-7 3.33 16 16 0 0 94.2 79 43 35 42 112
Total 19-17 3.61 70 25 0 6 224.2 187 107 90 115 228

BIG TEN STATISTICS

Year W-L ERA App GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO
2013 1-1 5.06 5 0 0 0 10.2 8 6 6 6 10
2014 5-3 3.91 12 0 0 4 25.1 21 11 11 17 23
2015 1-1 6.62 7 3 0 0 17.2 17 14 13 16 10
2016 4-3 2.92 8 8 0 0 49.1 39 21 16 26 63
Total 11-8 4.02 32 11 0 4 103.0 85 52 46 65 106

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