PerfectGame's Big Ten Preview highlighted a quarter of Gophers, naming Max Meyer the Preseason Freshman of the Year.
Micah Coffey and Toby Hanson were named to College Baseball Daily's Preseason All-Big Ten Team; Luke Pettersen is an Honorable Mention.
Annual event highlights the accomplishment of Gopher student-athletes and recognizes the generous support of those who contribute to endowed athletic scholarships
Forced to change up their format, Gopher Baseball got creative and saw significant growth during their fall season
Micah Coffey, Toby Hanson, and Luke Pettersen each represent the Gophers in leagues around the country.
2017 SUMMER BASEBALL Played for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod Baseball League • slashed .282/.366/.366 in 34 games for Hyannis • lifted a pair of home runs and five doubles, drove in 12 runs and scored 15 • selected to the 2017 Cape Cod League All-Star Game as a third baseman.
2017 | JUNIOR Received Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award • named All-Big Ten Second Team • had a .340 batting average while hitting four home runs and driving in 46 runs • batted .370 in Big Ten play, fifth highest in the conference, along with posting a .568 slugging percentage and a .402 on-base percentage • became the first Gopher to hit for the cycle since 2002 • Big Ten Player of the Week (5/8) • Perfect Game Player of the Week (5/8) • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Was 2-5 with four RBI at UC Irvine (2/18) • collected three more hits in the second game at UC Irvine (2/19) • went 2-5 with two runs scored and one RBI vs Seattle U (2/24) • drove in two RBIs vs Iowa (3/5) in the Dairy Queen Classic • hit his first home run vs Missouri State (3/11) • was 2-4 at Sacramento State (3/16) •recorded two doubles vs NDSU (4/4) • picked up two RBIs on three hits at Indiana (4/14) • was 3-6 with two RBIs and two doubles at Indiana (4/15) • had two hits and scored one run vs Nebraska (4/23) • went 2-5 with one double at Northern Illinois (4/25) • went 2-3 with one walk and one run scored vs Illinois (4/28) • was 2-4 with one double and a triple vs Illinois (4/29) • had two RBIs on one hit and two stolen bases vs Georgia State (5/2) • went 4-6 with six RBIs, a career high, four runs scored and hit for the cycle at Penn State (5/6) • reached base four times with three hits and a walk at Penn State (5/7) • recorded three walks vs No. 10 Long Beach State (5/12) • hit his third home run of the season after going 3-3, scoring three runs and driving in two runs vs Rutgers (5/16) • went 3-5 with a home run, one double, two runs scored and two RBIs vs Northwestern (5/26) in the Big Ten Tournament • picked up three hits and two RBIs vs Iowa in the first game of the doubleheader at the Big Ten Tournament (5/27).
2016 SUMMER BASEBALL Played 26 games for the Kenosha Kingfish • had a .302 batting average in 86 at-bats where he hit one home run and drove in 14 RBIs • scored 13 runs and stole four bases.
2016 | SOPHOMORE Tabbed All-Big Ten Second Team • hit .333 and tied for the team lead with 42 RBI • touted a .524 slugging clip that featured 13 doubles, three triples and seven home runs • netted 18 mult-hit performances and had seven games with multiple RBI • closed the season on a 21-game hitting streak and reached base safely in the final 23 games of the season • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Started at the hot corner for all four games to open the season in Surprise, Ariz. (2/19-2/21) and picked up a hit in each game, with an RBI coming in three of the contests • notched a season high with two hits at Campbell (2/26) • launched his first career home run in the series finale at Campbell (2/28) • hit 5-for-10 with two runs, three RBI, a double and a homer in series at Georgia State (3/4-3/6) • tallied a hit and totaled four RBI with one double and a triple in all four contests at Seattle U (3/11-3/16) • drilled three hits and capped a 10-game hitting streak at Utah Valley (3/18-3/20) • went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI double against Augsburg (3/22) • set a season-high with three RBI on the back end of the doubleheader sweep at No. 23 Missouri State (3/26) • went 2-for-3 with an RBI against Saint Mary's (3/30) • notched an RBI single against Iowa (4/1) • set a career-best mark by drawing four walks versus Northern Illinois (4/6) tied a season-high and led the club with three hits in opening series win at No. 25 Michigan (4/8) • laced a single and scored a run against South Dakota State (4/12) • scored two runs and drilled a single versus Maryland (4/17) • netted three hits, including an RBI triple, at Northwestern (4/22-4/24) • went 2-for-4 and scored a run at North Dakota State (4/26) • collected three hits, including a homer, scored twice and added four RBI in the series-clinching win at Illinois (5/1) • laced six hits, including one double and a roundtripper, and scored four times in non-conference sweep of Kansas (5/3-5/4) • hit two home runs and totaled three RBI, while score three times against Indiana (5/6-5/8) • netted three runs, a double and one homer at Purdue (5/13-5/14) • went 6-for-12 with a double and a triple and scored the game-winning run that clinched the Big Ten regular season title against Ohio State (5/19-5/21) • picked up a pair of hits in games against Iowa (5/25) and Michigan (5/26) at the Big Ten Tournament • netted a pair of hits, including a double, in contests against Wake Forest (6/3) and Binghamton (6/4) • racked up two RBI and laced a double versus Wake Forest (6/5) • scored a run and hit a single back up the middle at Texas A&M (6/5).
2015 SUMMER BASEBALL Split the season playing for the Kenosha Kingfish in the Northwoods League and the Joliet Admirals in the Midwest Collegiate League • won the NWL crown with the Kingfish • hit .308 and slugged at a .414 clip in 42 games • finished fifth on team in average over final 10 games, including postseason • totaled 52 hits, including nine doubles, three triples and a homer to go along with 23 RBI • touted a six-game hitting streak to begin the season with four being multi-hit contests.
2015 | FRESHMAN Played in 32 games at third base and as designated hitter • batted .243 with nine runs and 10 RBIs • drew seven walks. Game Highlights: Debuted at Florida Gulf Coast (2/28) • registered his first collegiate hit, RBI and run scored going 1-for-3 at Richmond (3/17) • hit 2-for-3 with an RBI at Richmond (3/18) • hit 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs against Northwestern (3/29) • hit 2-for-3 with two RBIs, two walks, a run and a stolen base against North Dakota State (4/14) • went 2-for-4 with a run against Michigan State (5/15).
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Batavia High School in 2014 • played for coach Matt Holm • 2013 and 2014 Kane County Chronicle Male Athlete of the Year • two-time all-area and three-time All-Upstate Eight Conference selection • hit .368 with 10 doubles, a home run, 35 RBIs and 13 stolen bases to lead his team to a 33-4-1 record as a senior • as a junior, hit .395 with 12 doubles, three triples and three homeruns and led Batavia to a 27-6 season • started games at seven different positions • hit .350 over the summer • two-time all-conference and all-area honoree in football • all-state honorable mention after quarterbacking the Bulldogs to the 2013 Class 6A state championship, throwing 29 touchdown passes on the season • NFF Scholar-Athlete Award recipient • three-year starter, two year team scoring leader and 2013 first team all-conference selection in basketball • two-time football academic all-state selection • National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member • academic all-conference and Illinois State Scholar.
PERSONAL Son of Brian and Lorene Coffey • has three brothers: Jordan, Jesse and Canaan • Jordan played baseball at Taylor University • born July 22, 1995.
BIG TEN STATISTICS
Gophers Score 20 Runs in Doubleheader Sweep
2/17/2018 - Baseball
The offense came alive on day two of the Atlanta Challenge for Gopher Baseball as the team exploded for 20 runs, defeating Kennesaw State 9-3 and 11-8 in a doubleheader sweep on Saturday ...
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2/16/2018 - Baseball
The Gopher Baseball team opened its 2018 season at the Atlanta Challenge, falling 3-2 to Georgia Tech at Russ Chandler Stadium on Friday afternoon.
Preview: Gophers Head to Atlanta Challenge
2/15/2018 - Baseball
The Gophers travel to the Atlanta Challenge this week, taking on Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, and Georgia State in four games to open the 2018 campaign.