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The latest info and stats of Gophers in the majors, minors and summer leagues.
The latest info and stats of Gophers in their summer leagues.
Pitching coach Todd Oakes has five arms at his disposal who can make a large impact
Jeff Fasching, a sophomore pitcher, tossed eight innings of relief for the Gophers last season.
2017 | JUNIOR Had a 3.18 ERA and five strikeouts in 5.2 innings of relief before being injured • was awarded a medical redshirt. Game Highlights: Made his season debut vs Seattle U (2/24) where he retired the one batter he faced • recorded two strikeouts vs South Dakota State (3/7) in two innings of work • struck out another two batters in two innings vs Missouri State (3/12).
2016 SUMMER BASEBALL Made seven relief appearances for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters • was 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA where he struck out eight batters.
2016 • SOPHOMORE Appeared in eight games out of the bullpen • went 1-0 with a 4.32 ERA in 8.1 innings • struck out career-high 12 batters and did not allow an earned run in six appearances on the mound. Game Highlights: 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) • struck out three in 1.2 innings of work while allowing just one baserunner at South Dakota State (5/17).
2015 • FRESHMAN 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).
HIGH SCHOOL 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.
PERSONAL 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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