Jordan Kozicky ripped two solo home runs, but the Gophers could not overcome Georgia Tech, falling 3-2.
Forced to change up their format, Gopher Baseball got creative and saw significant growth during their fall season
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.
The University of Minnesota’s Jordan Kozicky was named freshman of the week Monday by the Big Ten after recording a .563 batting average (9-16) and a .632 on-base percentage.
See how the Gophers ended up doing on their summer teams.
Men's Baseball vs. Arizona
2017 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN Had a .325 batting average with four home runs, 11 doubles, 28 RBIs and scored 38 runs • posted a .421 on-base percentage with 25 walks • batted .351 in Big Ten play with three home runs and 21 RBIs • had a 36-game on-base streak during the season • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (4/17) • Big Ten All-Freshman Team • was awarded the Dick Siebert MVP Memorial Award. Game Highlights: Made his collegiate debut as a pinch hitter vs Seattle U (2/25) • picked up his first career hit with a double vs Oral Roberts (3/3) • scored one run on one hit vs Missouri State (3/12) • drove in two runs at Sacramento State (3/17) • was 2-4 with two runs and two RBIs along with a triple in the first game of a doubleheader at Ohio State (3/25) • had two doubles, two runs scored and two RBIs at Kansas (3/28) • recorded two RBIs on one hit at Michigan State (4/1) • reached base three times on one hit and two walks at NDSU (4/11) • recorded a season high five hits at Indiana (4/15) along with his first career home run, three RBIs, three runs scored and one stolen base • was 2-3 with one dobule and one walk at Indiana (4/16) • had one double vs Nebraska (4/23) • recorded three hits and one stolen base while scoring one run vs Illinois (4/28) • picked up two doubles, one run scored and one RBI vs Illinois (4/29) • was 3-5 with three runs scored and one stolen base vs Georgia State (5/2) • drove in two runs on one hit at Penn State (5/5) • scored three runs after recording one hit and two walks at Penn State (5/6) • was 2-5 with three RBIs in the final game at Penn State (5/7) • reached base three times vs No. 10 Long Beach State (5/12) with two hits and one walk • scored two runs after recording two walks vs No. 10 Long Beach State (5/13) • smacked two home runs for three RBIs vs Rutgers (5/16) • drove in two runs with a home run vs Indiana (5/24) in the Big Ten Tournament • had two doubles vs Indiana (5/26) in the Big Ten Tournament • scored two runs after recording two hits vs Iowa (5/27) in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
2016 SUMMER BASEBALL Played in 49 games for the Mankato MoonDogs of the Northwoods League • had a .260 batting average with three home runs, 18 RBIs, 27 runs scored and stole four bases • he was named to the Northwoods League All-Star Team and the Major League Dreams Showcase.
2016 | FRESHMAN Redshirted the season.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Minneapolis Southwest High School in 2015 • Hit .515 with 10 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 23 RBIs for Southwest • walked six times and struck out only four times, with a .514 on-base percentage • 2015 Male Athlete of the Year at Minneapolis Southwest • two-time all-section player and three-time All-Minneapolis City Conference selection • batted .464 with 10 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 23 RBIs in 2014 summer Legion ball • two-time team MVP • honor roll student and also an all-conference football player for the Lakers.
PERSONAL Plans to major in economics • son of Aron Kozicky and Molly Kuehn • has three sisters, Amelia, Isabella and Lola, and two brothers, Elijah and Noah • lists hitting for the cycle that included two home runs as his greatest sports thrill • born Feb. 16, 1997.
Gophers Announce Future Schedule Changes
4/19/2018 - Baseball
The Gopher Baseball team can announce future changes to its schedule for later this spring.
No. 25 Gophers Return Home to Host Iowa
4/19/2018 - Baseball
No. 25 Minnesota will host Iowa in the team's return to outdoor baseball on Friday and Saturday at Target Field and Sunday at Siebert Field.
Ski-U-Mah Life: Baseball and Fishing
4/19/2018 - Baseball
Three Gopher freshmen decided to cast their line during their off time on recent road trips.