A look at how current, former and future Gophers are performing during the summer.
Photo Gallery 2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Made eight appearances, including four starts • had a 5.96 ERA and 1-1 record in 22.2 innings pitched • struck out 11 batters and walked nine. Game Highlights: Struck out two and allowed three runs on five hits in 2.0 innings of relief vs. St. John’s in his collegiate debut (3/31) • In 3.0 innings of relief at Rutgers, struck one out and allowed one earned run on two hits and a walk (4/4) • tossed 2.0 shutout innings vs. North Dakota State (4/14) • made his first start vs. Penn State for 4.1 innings, striking out a season-high four and allowing three runs (two earned) (4/19) • went a season-high 6.1 innings vs. UC-Irvine and struck out three and allowed two runs, none after the first inning (5/2).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lodi High School in 2014 • finished his prep career with a 24-2 pitching record • hit .520, stole 10 bases and had a 1.20 ERA and 7-1 record as a senior • two-time Capitol Conference Player of the Year and four-time all-conference selection • named Wisconson State Journal All-Area Player of the Year and WBCAC South Central District Player of the Year in 2014 • helped Lodi win the Wisconsin Division 2 title as a junior • led the Blue Devils with a .620 batting average and 0.30 ERA as he compiled a pitching record of 5-0 in 2013 • coached by Kip Nordstrom • played summer ball with Team Pro Player and Lodi's American Legion squad • also a hockey letterwinner and all-conference and all-district honorable mention football player.
PERSONAL: Son of Cheryl and Mark Manke • has a sister, Anna • born Aug. 18, 1995.