Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons
Minnesota trailed 4-0, came back and led 5-4 only to fall, 7-5 to Illini
Minnesota erased a 7-1 deficit only to fall, 8-7 in game.
After four and a half scoreless innings, the Gophers broke open the game on two home runs
Minnesota lost its 3-1 lead in the eighth inning.
Gopher baseball player Matt Puhl is featured in this G:60 installment.
Matt Halloran's walk-off home run in the 10th inning gave Minnesota a sweep of Michigan.
Minnesota improved to 2-0 with its win over West Virginia.
2012 JUNIOR SEASON:
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).
2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
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.
2010 FRESHMAN SEASON:
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.
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