David Bettenburg
David  Bettenburg

RS Senior

St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180




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Gophers Split Saturday Action; Win 15-1 Over Broncos in Seven

After going scoreless in the first game, Minnesota comes back in second for a win


Gophers fall to No. 2 UCLA In Series Finale

Minnesota fell to 1-2 on the season after a Sunday loss


Gophers Defeat Pro Alums, 4-1

Minnesota scored three runs in the sixth en route to an exhibition win


2013 Gopher Baseball: The Story Behind the Poster

With the help of a U of M alum, Minnesota's poster features 10 different uniforms throughout the years

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Made seven starts as an outfielder or designated hitter, and played in 21 games total • hit .158 with six hits and a .200 on base percentage • had a hit and drove in a run in three straight games in California, starting at Sacramento State (3/16) • batted 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI at St. Mary's (3/19).

Played in nine games with one start • had 15 at bats • held a perfect fielding percentage of 1.000 • pinch hit in a total of four games, racking up a total of six at-bats in those games • pinch hit in a game against Western Michigan (2/23) hitting in a run • started the Hamline game (3/6) in right field • went 1-2 with a double, run scored, and stolen base against Nebraska-Omaha (6/12).

Batted .239, saw action in 41 games including 23 starts • eight multiple-hit games and reached base safely in nine-straight games • in 109 at bats, produced nine RBI, 19 runs scored and five doubles and one triple • produced 24 hits and 33 total bases• started in 12-straight games at the beginning of the Gopher homestand • opened the home season with a 2-4 performance, a double and a run scored against UW-Milwaukee (2/25) • scored two runs in the 4-1 win over New Mexico State (3/2) • was 2-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the 7-1 Stony Brook win (3/10) • produced a season-high two RBI in the 9-3 win over South Dakota State (3/28) • hit the game-winning, bottom of the ninth sacrifice fly to defeat The Citadel (3/23) • went 2-4 with a run scored in the Michigan walkoff win (4/1) • pinch hit in the Michigan State game (4/22) and held a hit and a run scored in the extra-inning loss • went 1-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored against Nebraska (5/12).

Batted .114 with two home runs, one double, four runs scored, and three RBI in 25 games • recorded his first collegiate hit by going 1-for-2 with a runs scored and a walk versus Connecticut on Feb. 19 • was 1-for-3 with a solo home run at Sacramento State on March 17 • helped the Gophers defeat Indiana, 12-1, by going 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI, and one run scored on April 23 • made his lone start of the season on May 17 versus North Dakota State.

Redshirted the 2010 season.

Graduated from Cretin-Derham High School • named Second-Team All-Metro by the Star Tribune and was All-Conference as a senior • batted .429 with 14 runs, five doubles, six home runs and 13 RBI, and was named All-Conference in his junior season.

Born on Apr. 10, 1991 • majoring in communications.


Eight to Join Gophers in Spring 2019

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

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

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.

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