2017 SUMMER BASEBALL Pitched for the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League • made 12 appearances on the mound, posting a 5.68 ERA, striking out 12 in 12.2 innings.
HIGH SCHOOL A 2017 graduate of Eastview High School • played four seasons and started three as a pitcher, first baseman, and outfielder for coach Tom Strey at Eastview • ranked No. 17 overall prospect and No. 3 left-handed pitcher in Minnesota by Prep Baseball Report • ranked No. 25 overall prospect in Minnesota and No. 185 nationally by Perfect Game • named a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-Central Region Honorable Mention • earned All-South Suburban Conference selections during his final two seasons with the Lightning program • received an All-State selection as a senior and back-to-back All-Section honors as a junior and a senior • named to the Star Tribune's All-Metro Team in 2017 • served as team captain during his senior campaign, named the team's Most Valuable Player and Pitcher • also played two seasons of hockey as a defenseman.
PERSONAL Born October 6, 1998 to parents Mary Kettler and Keith Kapala • has one younger brother, Tim • participated in Eastview's National Honor Society and LINC club • nominee for the Excel Leadership Award and Northstart Journalist Award • outside interests include spending time with family and friends, volunteering with children, and hiking • plans to major in psychology with a minor in neuroscience 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.