Gopher seniors were honored and annual awards given out at the banquet
Geason, Klabunde, Liederman, Lubinsky and Schultz weigh in on baseball careers
Minnesota erased a 7-1 deficit only to fall, 8-7 in game.
After four and a half scoreless innings, the Gophers broke open the game on two home runs
Gophers falter in 5-1 loss at Target Field
Pitched in 16 appearances, started one game against St. Thomas for the last game at Siebert Field (5/1) went from pitching just five games as a junior to 16 as a senior, a career high in a season also pitched the most innings of his Gopher career at 32.0 and least amount of earned runs (11) earned George Thomas Most Improved Player Award only allowed six walks and struck out 22, which ranked third among Gopher relievers his 22 strikeouts was the most in his career had a career-high five strikeouts in three innings pitched against UW-Milwaukee (2/25) also collected his first save of his career in the Milwaukee win in 3.0 IP against Kansas University, had three strikeouts and one earned run In 2.0 IP against Nebraska Omaha, had three strikeouts and no runs (4/18) saw action against four Big Ten Conference opponents: Michigan, Penn State, Nebraska, and Illinois his conference action was the first since his freshman year.
Played in five games and pitched six innings saw his first action since 2009 against St. John's (2/18) and pitched 2.2 innings in 1.1 innings pitched against Oklahoma State, had two strikeouts pitched an inning against Gonzaga (3/12) saw action in the Sacramento State game (3/17) and St. Thomas (4/13).
Missed season after having shoulder surgery.
2009 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Pitched in nine games and made four starts as a sophomore went 1.2 shutout innings against Northern Iowa on Mar. 4 pitched a career-high 4.2 innings, gave up four hits, four runs, walked two and struck out three at Texas-Arlington on Mar. 17 pitched two shutout innings against North Dakota State in relief on Apr. 22 to pick up his first career win gave up only five hits and two runs in six innings in his final three starts of the season.
2008 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Pitched in 10 games and made five starts as a true freshman went 19.1 innings, walked nine and struck out 13 batters made two starts and four appearances in Big Ten play ended up logging 8.1 innings in conference play pitched 4.1 IP, gave up two hits, two runs and struck out a battter in his first career appearance, a start against North Dakota State on Mar. 18 struck out three batters and surrendered a hit and a run in 1.1 innings against Northern Iowa on Apr. 9 pitched two thirds scoreless innings against Purdue on Apr. 26 pitched one shutout inning against No. 19 Michigan on May 11.
Graduated from McLeod West High School and played under coach Dave Wendlandt named a two-time all- state, All-Area and was a three-time all-conference honoree at McLeod West named the team's most valuable player twice in his junior season he was 10- 1 with a 1.56 ERA and 118 strikeouts in 80.2 innings of work a multiple-sport athlete in high school named a two-time conference player of the year, a three-time all-conference selection and the team's three-time MVP in basketball also an all-conference selection in football his senior season.
Majoring in Sports Management born Oct. 8, 1988 son of Brett and Vicky Klabunde has a sister, Marissa.
Circling the Bases ... with Danny Kapala
1/19/2018 - Baseball
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.
Offseason Outlook: Nebraska, St. John's, St. Louis
1/18/2018 - Baseball
Continuing an ongoing series previewing the Gophers' 2018 opponents week-by-week heading into the season opener.
Gophers Trio Rated Among Big Ten's Best
1/17/2018 - Baseball
Micah Coffey and Toby Hanson were named to College Baseball Daily's Preseason All-Big Ten Team; Luke Pettersen is an Honorable Mention.