2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Made season debut and pitch 0.2 innings at Seattle U (3/11) • struck out a career-high four batters in 1.0 inning of relief work against Augsburg (3/22) • tossed 0.2 clean innings on the back end of a doubleheader at No. 23 Missouri State (3/26) • struck out three in 2.0 innings of work against Saint Mary's (3/30) • retired all three batters he faced in 1.0 inning versus Northern Illinois (4/6) • struck out one in relief appearance against South Dakota State (4/12) • pitched a flawless frame and did not allow a hit out of the bullpen against Kansas (5/4).
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.
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