Matt Puhl
Matt Puhl

RS Senior

North St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
North St. Paul

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 220





149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons


Gophers Fall in 7-5 Hearbreaker to Illinois

Minnesota trailed 4-0, came back and led 5-4 only to fall, 7-5 to Illini


Gophers Fall 8-7 to Cornhuskers

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


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


Gophers Fall to Penn State in 10 Innings

Minnesota lost its 3-1 lead in the eighth inning.


G:60 - Matt Puhl

Gopher baseball player Matt Puhl is featured in this G:60 installment.


Minnesota 4, Michigan 3

Matt Halloran's walk-off home run in the 10th inning gave Minnesota a sweep of Michigan.


Minnesota 11, W. Virginia 3

Minnesota improved to 2-0 with its win over West Virginia.

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Letterwinner • started 48 games out of a total 50 appearances at second or short stop • started in all 24 Big Ten Conference games • Academic All-Big Ten honoree for second year in a row • named Dairy Queen Classic's Most Outstanding player after going 5-for-12 with 4 RBI, 2 doubles, and one walk (3/02-3/04) • had a .211 batting average with 36 hits, 19 runs batted in, and 19 runs scored with 7 doubles and was second on the team with 17 walks • had 7 multiple-hit games, 3 multi-run games, and 3 multi-RBI games • had a career-high 8 at bats on Mar. 7 against Hamline with one run, 2 hits, and one double • went 3-for-5 with one run, 3 RBI, and one double in an 11-3 victory against West Virginia (3/03) • was 2-for-4 with one RBI and one double against Nebraska (3/04) • went 2-for-3 with two runs and one double against Augsburg (4/03) • Went 1-for-4 with one run and one RBI in the Gopher's second meeting against Ohio State (4/07) • added a 3-for-6 night with two runs scored on Apr. 29 against Iowa • went 2-for-4 with one run scored, one double, and a pair of RBI at Nebraska (5/12) • had highest batting average of the season at .218 on May 17 against Illinois • ended Gopher career with one run and two walks at Illinois (5/19).

Academic All-Big Ten • Big Ten All-Tournament Team honoree • Gophers' second baseman starting in 48 games • batted .252 on the season with 22 runs, seven doubles, two triples and two home runs and 18 RBI • started in 24 games during conference play and batted .247 • had his first hit and two RBI in the 7-1 Feb. 27 win over Delaware State • his performance against Delaware State started a six-game hitting streak (Feb. 27-March 12), a season high • went 1-for-3 with a run in the 2-0 win over Washington State (3/5) • went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI in the March 27 win over Cal Poly • started the Big Ten Conference season with a double, a triple, a run and RBI in the 9-5 win over Purdue (4/1) • followed up with a 2-for-3 day against Purdue (4/2) and a RBI • had his second double of the season and went 1-for-3 with a run in the 7-4 April 15 win over Northwestern • on April 23 at Indiana, went 2-for-5 with two runs • hit his first of two home runs and went 1-for-3 with three runs against South Dakota State (4/27) • had a season-high four hits and three RBI in the 5-4, 12-inning win over Iowa (4/30) • went 2-for-4 with two runs and a double against Penn State (5/14) • batted .563 during the Big Ten Tournament (9-for-16) to earn All-Tournament honors • in the five games, had four runs scored, three RBI, a double and a home run.

Batted .335 with 35 runs, 18 doubles, one home run and 20 RBI • made his collegiate debut on Feb. 19 against Akron, going 1-for-2 recording a double as his first career hit • had a 12-game hitting streak from March 3 - March 23 • went 7-for-12 in a series against Louisiana Tech March 26-28 • went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored against Purdue on April 4 • went 3-for-5 with three doubles against Indiana on April 25 • was 3-for-5 with five RBI against North Dakota State • had a 15-game hitting streak from April 16 - May 8, raising his average from .315 to .333 • went 2-for-4 with three runs, two RBI and his first career home run against Ohio State on May 20 • was 4-for-5 with a double and two runs scored against Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament Championship • went 2-for-4 with with one RBI and a double against No. 7 Cal State Fullerton in NCAA Regional play on June 4 • was 3-for-5 with one RBI against New Mexico in NCAA Regional play on June 5.

Redshirted the 2009 season.

Graduated from North St. Paul High School • coached by Judd Sather • named All-State in baseball and football as a senior • two-time Allconference honoree in both baseball and football • named All-Area in baseball in junior and senior season, and All-Area in football as a senior • named District MVP in Legion ball in both 2007 and 2008 • participated in the 2008 Lions All-Star Game this past year.

Business And Marketing Education major • son of Tom Puhl • lists advancing out of District IV playoffs and representing the district in the Legion State Tournament as his biggest sports thrill • enjoys hunting and fishing during his spare time • born on March 9, 1990.


Around the Bases with Matt Fiedler


Junior Matt Fiedler has been all over the diamond early in his Gophers career.

Around the Bases with Jeff Fasching


Jeff Fasching, a sophomore pitcher, tossed eight innings of relief for the Gophers last season.

Around the Bases with Luke Pettersen


After a successful first season with the Gophers, Luke Pettersen enters his sophomore season on campus.

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