Gophers defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 7-0 after the game was suspended due to weather delays
Minnesota defeated South Dakota State 5-1 in the midweek match
The RHP had a career-high 11 strikeouts for his third win of the season
Minnesota had 10 hits and 11 strikeouts for its 10th win of the season
Minnesota had all starting nine get a hit in the win
2014 SENIOR SEASON:
Made 41 starts in right field, with a .981 fielding percentage and five outfield assists had six multi-hit games went on a seven-game hit streak (3/14-22) batted .212 with a .354 slugging percentage led the team with four home runs fourth on the team with 10 doubles went 3-for-4 with a home run against Creighton (2/22) hit a walk-off, one-run homer in the 10th inning vs. Purdue (5/10-11) also hit home runs against Nebraska (4/12) and Penn State (4/26) went 4-12 (.333) with a run and two walks in the series against Louisiana Tech (3/1-2) hit an RBI double with a runs scored at Saint Mary's College (3/18) scored a run in a 1-for-3 effort against Northwestern (3/22) had three RBI on two hits in three starts against Michigan (4/4-6) in the Nebraska series (4/11-13), went 2-9 (.222) with two RBI and two runs was 3-4 with a walk and two runs, in addition to his home run against Penn State (4/26).
2013 JUNIOR SEASON:
Played in 32 games and started 19 of those games in right field hit five extra base hits in 66 at bats had a .974 fielding percentage in 39 chances reached base in six consecutive games (3/8-16) had two multi-hit games fourth on the team in outfield starts in the opening series against UCLA (2/15-17), went 4-11 (.364) with two extra base hits, two RBI, and one run scored pitched an inning of relief against UCLA (3/16), striking out two tied a career high with two walks against Western Illinois (3/8) had two RBI in a 5-1 win over Western Illinois (3/9) went 1-3 and a run scored against Nebraska-Omaha (3/13) scored one of the three runs in a 3-0 win over Indiana St. (3/16) hit an RBI double and came around to score in a 7-0 win over Ohio State.
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Batted .307 for the season and .333 in Big Ten Conference play had 14 multiple hit games played in 53 of 56 possible games and started in 41 ranked third on the team in hits (47) and total bases (72) for a slugging percentage of .471 tied for first on the team with 18 walks five multiple-RBI games named to the Dairy Queen Classic All-Tournament Team went 3-4 with three RBI, a double and a run scored in the 8-1 win over New Mexico State (3/4) went 2-4 with a RBI and a run scored against Stony Brook (3/10) hit a triple, a double and had a 3-3 night against Kansas (3/10) opened the Big Ten Conference schedule with an inside-the-park home run, four RBI and went 2-4 against Michigan (3/30) followed up with a 2-4 night against the Wolverines and knocked in two runs (3/31) had a triple and a home run against Northwestern (4/15) went 5-11 against Michigan State (4/21-22) was 3-3 with a run scored and a double in the Gophers' extra inning win over the Spartans (4/21) was 2-3 with a run scored in the come-from-behind win over North Dakota State (4/25) hit a home run and three RBI while he scored two runs in the 8-2 win over Penn State (5/6) went 6-11 against Illinois (5/17-19) hit a home run and a double, and knocked in two runs against the Illini (5/18).
2011 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Saw action in 19 games, including five starts as a true freshman had 48 at bats with eight hits, one home run, two runs, two RBI and a batting average of .167 played in eight Big Ten Conference games and started in two began his Gopher career when he was the designated hitter in the Louisville game (2/20) and had three at bats and a walk on Feb. 27 against Delware State, earned his first career hit, home run, and RBI on a solo shot went 1-4 against South Alabama (3/4) and had a hit and RBI held a three-game hitting streak from April 2-April 8 went 2-4 and 2-3 against Purdue (4/2) followed the Purdue series and went 2-3 with a walk and run scored against Michigan State (4/8).
Graduated from Central High School was coached by Nick Kalina was named the Gatorade and Louisville Slugger State Player of the Year for the state of Wisconsin, and was also a Third-Team ABCA All-American was a three-time All-State, All-Area and All-Conference honoree in his senior season, he batted .603 with 14 home runs and 44 RBI in only 28 games he continued that torrid hitting pace in the summer as he batted .530 with 52 runs, 11 home runs and 75 RBI in 41 games led his team to back-to-back conference titles in 2009 and 2010 collected 10 varsity letters with four in baseball, three in basketball and three in football.
Plans to major in Kinesiology Son of Thomas and Theresa Juan his dad was a former college teammate of Minnesota Assistant Head Coach Rob Fornasiere at Wisconsin-La Crosse lists his biggest sports thrill as hitting a grand slam in the sectional final to get his team to the state tournament in his sophomore season likes to go fishing in his spare time born on Dec. 31, 1991.
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GopherSports.com asked the tough questions of Minnesota’s nine rookies ahead of the 2018 spring season. Next up, we get to know Gopher freshman left-handed pitcher Danny Kapala.
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Gophers Trio Rated Among Big Ten's Best
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Micah Coffey and Toby Hanson were named to College Baseball Daily's Preseason All-Big Ten Team; Luke Pettersen is an Honorable Mention.