Junior Matt Fiedler has been all over the diamond early in his Gophers career.
Minnesota sophomore recognized for stellar summer season in Northwoods League.
Northwoods League ends with one Gopher claiming top prize.
Northwoods League regular season comes to a close for Gophers
A look at how current, former and future Gophers are performing during the summer.
Played for the Rochester Honkers in the Northwoods League • tied for fourth in the league with a .344 batting average in 43 games of action • slugged at a .558 clip after accumulating eight home runs and six doubles • touted 37 RBI and crossed the plate 28 times • made 12 appearances on the mound and threw 52.2 innings • tallied 50 strikeouts and held opponents to a batting average of .240 • named Summer Collegiate All-American by Perfect Game • participated in the NWL Major League Showcase.
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Selected as the Dug Out Club Dianne Olson-Ficenko Player of the Year • named to the John Olerud Watch List (two-way player of the year) • played in all 51 games (50 starts) as a right fielder, designated hitter and pitcher • batted .310 with a .367 on-base percentage and led the Gophers with 62 hits, 37 runs, 31 RBIs, 18 walks, five outfield assists and 18 stolen bases on 22 attempts • hit seven doubles, two triples and four home runs and slugged .425 • struck out just 15 times in 200 at-bats • turned in 16 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games • in Big Ten play, led the Gophers with 21 runs, 12 walks and 11 steals on 12 tries • held a team-low 2.86 ERA in 22 innings pitched, primarily out of the bullpen, holding opposing batters to a .173 average • made 15 appearances, including one start, and tallied 20 strikeouts and 19 walks • made six straight appearances without a run (2/22-3/28) and five straight appearances without allowing a hit (3/1-3/28) • ranked third in the Big Ten in steals through the regular season, and second in steals in conference play • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Threw 2.1 shutout innings with one hit, three strikeouts and three walks at Texas (2/22) • hit 3-for-5 with three RBIs, two runs, a triple and his first career home run at FGCU (2/28) • picked up his first career save ag FGCU (3/1) • went 7-for-11 with five runs in two games at Creighton (3/7-3/8): was 4-for-6 with three runs and a triple in the first and 3-for-5 with a double in the second • hit 2-for-3 with two walks, two stolen bases, two RBIs and a run scored against James Madison (3/13) • went 3-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs and a run scored against Monmouth (3/15) • hit 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs and a season-high four RBIs at Richmond, where he also pitched two shutout innings (3/17) • went 2-for-5 with an RBI, stolen base, and three runs scored at Maryland, also pitching a shutout inning (3/21) • went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a stolen base in a win over St. John's (3/31) • went 2-for-4 including a home run and double at Rutgers (4/4) • walked three times against Penn State (4/18) • 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two stolen bases the next day (4/19) • drove in the winning run in the ninth against South Dakota State (4/22) • went 2-for-4 with a run against UC Irvine (5/1) • struck out four in 2.0 innings at North Dakota State (5/5) and four in 3.0 innings at Iowa (5/9) without allowing a hit or a run • hit 3-for-4 with an RBI at Iowa (5/10) • 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, two runs and an RBI against Michigan State (5/15) • made his first career start on the mound against Michigan State, tossing a season-high 3.2 innings, striking out two and allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk (5/16).
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Made 12 starts and appeared in 21 games • batted .304 with a .385 on base percentage in 46 at-bats • in his last nine games of the season, went 9-21 (.429). Game Highlights: Picked up his first career hit against Northern Illinois (2/15), also collecting two walks and two runs • went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored at Louisiana Tech (3/2) • collected his first two RBIs, including the game-winner, against Purdue (5/9) • hit 4-for-8 in two games that series, scoring the tying run in the finale • went 3-for-4 at Indiana (5/17) • made eight relief pitching appearances, going 2-1 • pitched 15.1 innings with an 8.80 ERA • struck out 13 batters, while walking 14 • threw 3.1 innings of one-run ball at Louisiana Tech (3/1), striking out a career high five batters • relieved another 3.1 innings the next week against Coastal Carolina (3/8), allowing only two hits and one run.
Graduated from St. Paul Academy in 2013 • played for coaches Mike Brown and Kirk Morris • three-time all-metro and Tri-Metro Conference selection • 2013 Mr. Baseball finalist, Minnesota Class 2A Player of the Year and Section 4AA Player of the Year • batted .439 as a senior, with nine extra-base hits • also had a 0.52 ERA and 39 strikeouts, and threw a one-hitter • hit .547 as a junior (.613 OBP and .688 SLG) with 20 RBI and 26 steals • went 7-1 on the mound with a 0.23 ERA and 103 strikeouts • played for the Minnesota Blizzard in the offseason • played for the East in the 2013 Play Ball! Minnesota High School All-Star Series.
Plans to major in kinesiology • son of Anne Phillips and Charles Fiedler • has two younger sisters, Molly and Kelly • both of his parents played soccer at Middlebury College • says his greatest sports thrill is coming through the losers bracket to win the 16-year-old state tournament • enjoys spending time on the lakes • born March 22, 1995.
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