Jeff Fasching, a sophomore pitcher, tossed eight innings of relief for the Gophers last season.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Made seven relief appearances • had an 11.25 ERA in 8.0 innings pitched • struck out four batters and walked 12. Game Highlights: Debuted at Houston, where he pitched 1.2 innings and allowed two runs (2/13) • set season highs in innings (2.0) and strikeouts (two) against St. John's and gave up an unearned run (3/31) • tossed a scoreless inning against Carleton (4/8) • tied season highs with two strikeouts in 2.0 innings against Kansas State (4/29).
Graduated from St. Cloud Cathedral High School, where he was an honor roll student, in 2014 • played for coach Bob Karn • finished high school pitching career with a 27-1 record • two-time all-state selection and two-time St. Cloud Times All-Area Player of the Year • 9-0 with a 0.55 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 70 innings as a senior • also batted .409 with a home run and 24 RBIs as a senior • helped the Crusaders win the 2014 State Class 2A state title • played for the North in the 2014 Play Ball! Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series • three-time All-Granite Ridge Conference selection • went 9-0 with a 0.66 ERA as a junior • held an 8-0 record and 1.20 ERA as a sophomore in 2012 • played summer Legion ball with the St. Cloud Chutes • named the Fred Wannamaker Most Outstanding Player of the 2014 Minnesota Legion Baseball State Tournament after leading his team to the championship game • batted .450 with two home runs and 2-1 on the mound in summer 2014 for the regional runners-up • two-time all-conference quarterback, holding all of Cathedral's passing records and being named to the Vikings All-State Team.
Plans to major in business with a sport management minor • son of Gary and Cindy Fasching • father is the football coach at St. John's in Collegeville, Minn. • has two brothers, Scott and Ryan, and two sisters, Laura and Megan • brother Ryan played baseball at St. John's (Minn.) • born Feb. 7, 1996.
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