30 Dan Motl  
Dan Motl

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Burnsville, Minn.

High School:
Burnsville

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Position:
OF

Experience:
1

Bats/Throws:
R/R


03/22/2013

Gophers Defeat the Texas Longhorns 5-1

Minnesota scored all 5 runs in the first two innings to claim the win

03/17/2013

Gophers Drop Series Finale to Sycamores

Minnesota led 3-0 only to fall, 9-4 to Indiana State

03/13/2013

Gophers Lose In Extra Innings to UNO

Minnesota went to 11 innings and lost 10-9 to the Mavericks

03/09/2013

Gophers Use Early Lead to Win, 5-1 Over Western Illinois

Minnesota had all starting nine get a hit in the win

03/08/2013

Windle Pitches His Way Into Gopher Baseball History With Nine-Inning No Hitter

The junior pitched the first Gopher no hitter since April 4, 1993

03/14/2013

Gophers Belt Three Homers

Matt Halloran missed a game-winning home run by inches as the Gophers lost to Omaha 10-9 in 11 innings.

2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in 27 games, starting in 14 • batted .194 with a .356 on-base percentage • scored eight runs and had three RBI • had a 1.000 fielding percentage and 28 putouts • started and smacked a double against Western Michigan for his first collegiate hit (2/23) • batted 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs vs. Utah (3/2) • walked twice and drove in a run vs. Western Illinois (3/8) • went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI against Iowa (4/26).

HIGH SCHOOL:
Two-time all-state selection as a junior and senior with Burnsville Blaze • named a finalist for the Lions Male Amateur Athlete of the Year • Lions All-Star • Academic All-State • Mr. Baseball finalist • starting centerfielder for the Blaze • as a senior, batted .413 with 14 runs batted in, 29 runs scored and had an on-base percentage of .478 • team captain as a senior • batted .456 as a junior, with a school record 41 runs scored, had 18 runs batted in and 25 stolen bases in just 27 games • helped the Blaze to the Minnesota Class AAA State Championship in 2011 • all-conference selection as a junior and senior in baseball as well as all-conference in football (quarterback) • played summer American Legion ball with the Burnsville Cobras.

PERSONAL: Born January 20, 1994 • son of Kevin and Mary Motl • has two older siblings, Kyle and Mandy • father, Kevin, played football at Wisconsin and grandfather was a part of the 1941 national championship team, also at Wisconsin • enjoys going to the family cabin, hunting and fishing.