Juniors Nick Lackney and Riley Smith compete in front of MLB scouts Tuesday
Knowles joins Major League Dreams Showcase roster; Pettersen wraps up season in playoffs
Multiple Gophers will be playing in summer leagues this year while alumni are playing in the minor leagues or independent ball. Keep up to date with them with our weekly Summer Roundup.
The University of Minnesota will be placing 18 stuedent-athletes in summer leagues this year, setting an NCAA and Northwoods League record for most student-athletes placed in one program in back-to-back years.
Coming from New Ulm, Minn., Gabe Knowles has been getting used to the city life at the University of Minnesota.
2017 SUMMER BASEBALL Played for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League • slashed .241/.339/.278 in 35 games for the Huskies • hit one home run and a double, drove in 10 runs, and scored 16 while swiping two bases • selected to the 2017 Northwoods League "Major League Dreams" Showcase.
2017 | FRESHMAN Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from New Ulm Cathedral High School in 2016 • also played football and basketball • earned four letters in baseball • was named all-state in 2015 • was named to the Tomahawk All-Conference team three times • was named all-area in 2014-2015 • posted a .436 career batting average with six home runs, 27 stolen bases and 114 hits • recorded 12 triples and 27 doubles throughout his prep career • was on the honor roll and was a part of the National Honors Society.
PERSONAL Fisheries, wildlife and biology conservation major • son of Frani and Terry Knowles • has three siblings: Anna (17), Chris (14) and Sam (12) • lists beating his team’s biggest rival to go to the state tournament his junior season as his most memorable sports moment • enjoys fishing, hunting, kayaking, golfing and Frisbee golf • born June 27, 1997.
Rain Delays Saturday's Conclusion to 10 a.m. Sunday
3/17/2018 - Baseball
Riley Smith drew a walk with two outs in the top of the third for the Gopher Baseball team before rain postponed the conclusion of the Saturday’s game two against No. 9 TCU to...
Gophers Double Up No. 9 TCU to Open Series
3/16/2018 - Baseball
The Gophers scored early and kept scrapping for runs, eventually doubling up No. 9 TCU, 6-3, in the first of a three-game series at Lupton Stadium.
Gophers Make BTN Season Debut on March 25
3/15/2018 - Baseball
BTN announced its 2018 live schedule for baseball and softball with the Gophers selected for four outings on the flagship network of the conference.