42 Lance Thonvold  
Lance Thonvold

RS Junior

Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225




Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals


Gopher Baseball Pounces Nittany Lions, 11-2

Trailing 2-1, Minnesota scored six in the fourth inning for 27th win of the season.


Gopher Baseball Returns to Big Ten Home Action Against Michigan State

Minnesota is scheduled to play at Siebert, April 19-21


Gophers Clinch Series With 6-3 Win at Northwestern

Minnesota scored three runs on Northwestern wild pitches to aide in win


Kansas State Comeback Tops Gophers, 4-3

Despite a 3-0 lead, the Wildcats came back to win and split the two-game series


Gophers Split Doubleheader

The Gophers earned a split of a doubleheader with a 15-1 rout of Western Michigan.


Lance Thonvold

Lance Thonvold

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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.

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.


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.

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.

Originally from Scotsdale, Ariz. • born July 8, 1993 • son of Lindy and Dennis Thonvold • has an older brother, Jack • undecided on a major • lists winning the American Legion World Series his most memorable sports thrill.