16 Matt Puhl  
Matt Puhl

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
North St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
North St. Paul

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 220

Position:
2B

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


05/31/2012

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

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

05/17/2012

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

05/12/2012

Gophers Fall 8-7 to Cornhuskers

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

05/06/2012

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

05/04/2012

Gophers Fall to Penn State in 10 Innings

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

04/17/2012

G:60 - Matt Puhl

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

04/02/2012

Minnesota 4, Michigan 3

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

03/03/2012

Minnesota 11, W. Virginia 3

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

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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.

2009:
Redshirted the 2009 season.

HIGH SCHOOL:
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.

PERSONAL:
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.