Continuing our look at the 2017-18 Gophers freshman class with infielder Jacob Hitz
HIGH SCHOOL A 2017 graduate of Prior Lake High School • played and started three seasons at shortstop and centerfield for Greg Nesbit and Prior Lake • ranked No. 25 overall prospect and No. 3 shortstop in Minnesota by Prep Baseball Report • ranked No. 15 overall prospect in Minnesota and No. 213 nationally by Perfect Game • named a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American Honorable Mention and All-Central Region Second Team • earned All-South Suburban Conference honors for the Lakers • played four seasons for Twin Cities Baseball Academy and coach Brett Thorney • also played three seasons of varsity football, earning All-Conference honors as a quarterback.
PERSONAL Born Jacob Allen Hitz on October 13, 1998 to paretns Mary Lynn and Allen Hitz • has one sister, Claire • outside interests include boating, bowling, and basketball • plans to major in kinesiology with a minor in psychology at Minnesota.
Gophers Settle for Split, Falling 9-6 Sunday
2/18/2018 - Baseball
The Gopher Baseball team ended its stay at the Atlanta Challenge falling 9-6 against Georgia State on Sunday afternoon at the GSU Baseball Complex.
Gophers Score 20 Runs in Doubleheader Sweep
2/17/2018 - Baseball
The Gophers exploded for 20 runs, defeating Kennesaw State 9-3 and 11-8 in a doubleheader sweep on Saturday at Stillwell Stadium.
Kozicky's Birthday Blasts Not Enough for 'U'
2/16/2018 - Baseball
The Gopher Baseball team opened its 2018 season at the Atlanta Challenge, falling 3-2 to Georgia Tech at Russ Chandler Stadium on Friday afternoon.