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.
Freshman Jack Wassel comes to the University of Minnesota from Geneva, Ill. He was named all-conference and all-area his final two seasons at Geneva High School.
The University of Minnesota's 2016 recruiting class has been ranked 52nd out of 100 recruiting classes in the nation by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
See how the Gophers ended up doing on their summer teams.
2017 SUMMER BASEBALL Played for the Rockford Rivets of the Northwoods League • had two hits and scored three runs during a seven-game day with Rockford.
2017 | FRESHMAN Redshirted.
2016 SUMMER BASEBALL Played 11 games for the Rockford Rivets of the Northwoods League • had a .244 batting average with one home run, six RBIs and scored three runs.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Geneva High School in 2016 • earned four letters in baseball and two letters in football • was all-conference and all-area the last two seasons • had a .413 batting average with 18 RBIs his junior season • led the team with 16 stolen bases and had a .509 on-base percentage • graduated with honors.
PERSONAL Undecided on a major • son of Susan and Mark Wassel • has two siblings: Teague (21) and Paige (24) • lists a football game his senior season where he had seven receptions for 167 yards, two touchdowns and the game winning touchdown as his most memorable sports thrill • enjoys music • born Jan. 5, 1998.
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
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
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.