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Dustin Klabunde
Dustin Klabunde

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brownton, Minn.

High School:
McLeod West

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
RHP

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


05/30/2012

Gopher Baseball Holds Annual Banquet at TCF Bank Stadium

Gopher seniors were honored and annual awards given out at the banquet

05/23/2012

Senior Spotlight: Gopher Seniors Look Back at Their Baseball Careers

Geason, Klabunde, Liederman, Lubinsky and Schultz weigh in on baseball careers

05/12/2012

Gophers Fall 8-7 to Cornhuskers

Minnesota erased a 7-1 deficit only to fall, 8-7 in game.

05/06/2012

Gophers Trounce PSU on Senior Day, 8-2

After four and a half scoreless innings, the Gophers broke open the game on two home runs

05/05/2012

Minnesota Loses Rain-Delayed Game to Penn State

Gophers falter in 5-1 loss at Target Field

Photo Gallery

2012 SEASON:
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.

2011 SEASON:
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).

2010 SEASON:
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.

HIGH SCHOOL:
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.

PERSONAL:
Majoring in Sports Management • born Oct. 8, 1988 • son of Brett and Vicky Klabunde • has a sister, Marissa.

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