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Danny Kapala
Danny  Kapala

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Eastview

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
10/06/1998

Bats/Throws:
L/L


01/19/2018

Circling the Bases ... with Danny Kapala

Continuing our look at the 2017-18 Gophers freshman class with pitcher Danny Kapala

PRONUNCIATION:



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.

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