29 DJ Snelten  
DJ Snelten


Ingelside, Ill.

High School:
The Lakes

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 230




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Held a 3.24 earned run average in 86 innings pitched • appeared in 16 games, making 13 starts • was 4-4 on the season • moved into the starting weekend rotation on March 18 after an injury to Tom Windle and was the Saturday starter for the Big Ten season • allowed 31 earned runs, one home run and 13 doubles • held an opponent batting average of .229 • held the Big Ten Conference's 12th-lowest ERA, fourth-lowest opponent batting average and eighth fewest runs allowed • ranked second on the team in strikeouts with 55 • started the season with three innings pitched against Louisville (2/17) • pitched three innings against Nebraska (3/4) and allowed just two hits • started and collected the win against Cal Poly (3/18) • went 7.2 innings en route to a shutout over The Citadel (3/24) • collected the win over Michigan when he went 7.0 innings (3/31) • allowed just one run on five hits in the win over Northwestern (4/14) • pitched a complete game against Michigan State when he allowed just two earned runs • allowed two earned runs against Iowa and struck out six in a no decision.

Appeared in 13 games and had a 5.22 ERA and four starts as a true freshman • pitched 29.1 innings and had 18 strikeouts • started his Gopher career on Feb. 20 against Louisville • held Delaware State scoreless in 2.1 innings pitched on Feb. 27 • pitched 2.1 innings against Oklahoma State and an inning against Gonzaga • pitched a then-career-high four innings pitched and allowed one hit and had four strikeouts in the 7-5 win over Sacramento State (3/17) • made his Big Ten Conference debut against Purdue and pitched 2.1 innings • earned his first career start against St. Thomas (4/13) • also started against South Dakota State (4/27) and North Dakota State (5/3) • pitched 2.1 innings against Penn State (5/13) and had a strikeout, a walk and allowed one hit • earned his first career win in the 8-5 win over North Dakota State on May 17 • pitched a career-high five innings and 75 pitches against Michigan State during the Big Ten Championships (5/28).

Graduated from Lakes Community High School • coached by William Rosecrans • drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 30th round of the Major League Baseball Draft • named Honorable-Mention All-State in his senior season and was All-Conference in 2009 and 2010 • also lettered in golf • played club ball with the Kenosha Indians from 2007-10.

Plans to major in Kinesiology or Sports Management • son of Don Snelten and Sandy Kappelman • lists his biggest sports thrill as pitching his first full game no-hitter with 13 strikeouts in seven innings • likes to play the guitar in his spare time • born on May 29, 1992.