2015 • REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON: Appeared 17 times out of the bullpen • had a 7.71 ERA, 1-2 record and one save in 16.1 innings pitched • tallied 13 strikeouts and 10 walks while limiting opponents to a .222 average • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Pitched the ninth inning of the Gophers’ combined no-hitter at Creighton (3/8) • struck out two batters in each of two games against Northwestern (3/27 and 3/29), including a scoreless 0.2 innings in the first game • registered two shutout appearances at Rugers (4/4 and 4/5), with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings in the first one • pitched 2.0 innings of scoreless relief vs. Penn State and had a season-high three strikeouts (4/19) • four of his last five appearances were scoreless • pitched 1.0 inning each against UC Irvine (5/3) and at Iowa (5/9), striking out one Anteater • earned a save against Michigan State in 0.2 innings (5/16).
2014 • REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON: Made 13 appearances out of the bullpen • struck out 10 batters in 17.2 total innings • had a 7.64 overall ERA and a 3.60 ERA in Big Ten play • held Big Ten hitters to a .211 batting average • picked up a save in 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing only two hits to Louisiana Tech (3/2) • came in relief of a 12-1 win over Saint Mary's College (3/19), not allowing a run over 2.0 innings • struck out three Nittany Lions in 2.0 innings as part of a combined shutout vs. Penn State (4/26) • struck out one in 1.1 innings of scoreless ball against Concordia-Moorhead (5/7) • tossed a scoreless inning at Indiana (5/16) • named the Gophers' Teammate of the Year • Academic All-Big Ten.
2013 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON: Academic All-Big Ten • pitched 31.2 innings with a 3.13 ERA and a 29:11 K:BB ratio • held opponents to a .183 batting average, good for second on the team • did not allow a home run during the season • second on the team in games finished (7) • pitched 15 games in relief (fourth on team) • in Big Ten play, pitched 7.0 innings, striking out eight and holding hitters to a .167 batting average • struck out four in 3.2 innings of scoreless relief in a 2-0 loss to Western Michigan (2/23) • pitched 3.0 innings in the Northern Illinois game (3/3) allowing only one earned run • picked up his first colligate win over Western Illinois (3/10) by striking out a career high six in 3.2 scoreless innings • had three straight scoreless appearances (3/23-4/13) • pitched a career high 4.0 innings without allowing a run while striking out four in a 6-3 win at Northwestern (4/13) • pitched two scoreless innings of relief in a win over Penn St. (5/3) • made a scoreless relief appearance of 2.1 innings, while striking out three, in a 3-1 win over Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament.
2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Saw action in four games before suffering a season-ending injury • allowed two hits in 4.2 innings of work and struck out six • made his collegiate appearance at South Florida (2/19) • pitched 1.2 innings against Milwaukee (2/25) and had two strikeouts and two walks • pitched an inning against West Virginia (3/3) and 1.2 innings against Hamline (3/7)• sidelined for the remainder of the season due to an injury.
SUMMER BASEBALL: In summer 2014, played for Hyannis Harbor Hawks of Cape Cod Baseball League • summer 2013, played for Eau Claire Express of the Northwoods League HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated and played for Eden Prairie High School • played for coaches Mike Halloran, Scott Hackett and Tony Ruemmele • team captain of the Eagles his senior year and helped the team to a 20-7 record in 2011 • member of the Eagles club that won the state championship and went 27-1 as a junior • named a Lake Conference All-Conference selection his senior year • major contributor to the Eden Prairie Legion baseball team that won the World Series in 2011 • was the winning pitcher in Eden Prairie's championship game when he faced 22 batters • at the plate, had three home runs in the world series.
PERSONAL: Sports Management major • originally from Scotsdale, Ariz. • born July 8, 1993 • son of Lindy and Dennis Thonvold • has an older brother, Jack • lists winning the American Legion World Series his most memorable sports thrill.