Gopher seniors were honored and annual awards given out at the banquet
Geason, Klabunde, Liederman, Lubinsky and Schultz weigh in on baseball careers
Oakes was named a First Team, while Halloran and Henkemeyer on Third
Minnesota fell behind 3-1 and couldn't recover from deficit
Minnesota trailed 4-0, came back and led 5-4 only to fall, 7-5 to Illini
Minnesota completed a sweep of Northwestern with a 6-0 win.
Golden Gopher baseball player Kyle Geason
2012 SENIOR SEASON:
Letterwinner missed majority of the non-conference season due to a wrist injury named a Big Ten Conference Preseason Player to Watch received David Chelesnik award for overcoming adversity and demonstrating determination Big Ten Sportsmanship award honoree batted .261 with 9 runs batted in, 12 runs scored, 4 doubles, and a .358 on base percentage Had 7 multiple-hit games, and 2 multi-RBI games Went 1-for-4 with an RBI and one run scored against Northwestern (4/15) Was 1-for-2 with two runs scored against Nebraska-Omaha (4/17) Went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI at Michigan State (4/21) Was 2-for-4 against Iowa with one RBI (4/27) Was 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI against St. Thomas on May 1 in the last game at Siebert Field Went 3-for-5 with one run, one RBI, and a double to help the Gophers to an 8-2 victory over Penn State (5/6) Had a season high .286 batting average on May 12 against Nebraska, and went 2-for-4 with an RBI and one double.
2011 JUNIOR SEASON:
Batted .243 with 23 runs batted in, 15 runs scored, 10 doubles, and one home run started all 49 games at third base for the Gophers, one of just two players to start every game at the same position received Minnesota's Sportsmanship award was hit by pitches a team-high nine times, with the second-highest total being three times had 10 multiple-hit games and four multi-RBI games went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the season opener versus St. John's on Feb. 18 was 2-for-4 with an RBI, a double, and a run scored versus Wake Forest on Feb. 25 was 2-for-4 with three runs batted in and a double in an 8-1 win versus Gonzaga on March 11 went 1-for-4 with two runs scored, a double, and an RBI versus Gonzaga on March 13 combined versus Gonzaga, he was 4-for-10 with a double in all three games and four RBI went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles at North Dakota State on May 3 went 2-for-4 with an RBI at Michigan on May 6, and followed by going 2-for-5 with a pair of runs batted in versus the Wolverines on May 7 was 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season and a pair of runs batted in to help the Gophers eliminate Ohio State from the Big Ten Tournament on May 27.
2010 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Batted .278 with 36 runs, 11 doubles, 39 RBI and four home runs went 3-for-4 with one RBI against No. 11 Louisville on Feb. 28 went 2-for-5 with two RBI against Oklahoma State on March 6 went 3-for-5 with two RBI, two runs and a stolen base against Purdue on April 3 had a seven-game hitting-streak (from Apr. 2-Apr. 11), which has raised his average from .253 to .285 had 17 multi-hit games was 7-for-11 with six RBI in a weekend series at Northwestern (Apr. 16-18) went 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored against Indiana on April 23 was 2-for-5 with two RBI and his first homerun of the season against Iowa on May 1 went 4-for-6 with four RBI, two home runs, and four runs scored against Ohio State on May 20 was 1-for-4 with one RBI and a home run against No. 7 Cal State Fullerton in the NCAA Regional Championship on June 7.
2009 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Batted .229 with 43 runs, 10 doubles, 19 RBI and seven stolen bases led the team with 38 walks and had a .379 on-base percentage batted .257 with 23 runs, 11 RBI and three doubles in Big Ten play drew 13 walks and had a .395 on-base percentage in conference play reached base in 48 of 59 games drew walks in 29 contests reached base three times and was 1-for-2 with two runs and a stolen base against UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 27 went 1-for-4 with two RBI, a run and a double against No. 11 TCU on Mar. 14 was 1-for-2 with three runs against Ohio State on Apr. 5 went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs and three RBI against Illinois on Apr. 17 went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a double against Illinios on Apr. 18 had career-highs in at-bats (7), hits (4), runs (4) and RBI (4) against Iowa on May 2, and collected his only home run of the season in that game went 2-for-3 with two runs, an RBI and a double at Penn State on May 14 was 1-for-3 with two runs against Baylor on May 31.
Redshirted the 2008 season.
Graduated from Eden Prairie High School high school coaches were Mike Grant and Mike Halloran helped lead Eden Prairie to a sectional title and to a secondplace finish in the state tournament batted .472 with seven home runs and 31 RBI as a senior named All- State as a senior and All-Conference as a junior and senior helped lead his team to a conference title as a junior received the Conley Engstrom Award in 2007 led his Legion team to the World Series in 2007 and was named to the All-Tournament team guided them to three state titles, three regional appearances, one regional title and runner-up in the World Series in 2007 hit .489 with 12 home runs, 91 RBI, 31 doubles, 31 walks, and an .821 slugging percentage for Legion team in 2007 played safety for the Eden Prairie's State Championship football team in 2006.
Majoring in Business and Marketing Education son of Chris and Julie Geason father played for Augsburg and was drafted by the Minnesota Twins lists winning the Big Ten Championship and Tournament in 2010 as his biggest sports thrill likes to snowboard, play the drums, wakeboard and go to the cabin in his spare time has two older sisters Jenna and Lindsay born on March 9, 1989.
Pitching Coach Todd Oakes Passes Away At 55
Minnesota assistant baseball coach Todd Oakes passed away today after a courageous and public battle with leukemia. Oakes, who coached the Minnesota pitching staff, was 55.
Gophers Drop Out of B1G Tournament
Minnesota falls to Michigan 3-2 in an elimination game on Thursday at TD Ameritrade Park
Minnesota Falls in B1G Tournament Opener
Gophers play at 1 p.m. in an elimination game tomorrow afternoon against either Michigan or Ohio State