Continuing our look at the 2017-18 Gophers freshman class with pitcher Ryan Duffy
HIGH SCHOOL A 2017 graduate of South St. Paul High School • played and started during four seasons as a pitcher, outfielder, and first baseman for coach Dan Cosgrove and South St. Paul • ranked No. 3 overall prospect in Minnesota and No. 41 nationally by Prep Baseball Report • ranked No. 2 left-handed pitching prospect in Minnesota and no. 96 nationally by Perfect Game • named a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American Honorable Mention and All-Central Region Honorable Mention • named a 2016 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention • earned All-Metro East Conference honors during his senior and junior seasons with the Packers and an Honorable Mention in 2015 • earned an All-State selection during his 2017 campaign • served as team captain for three years • named the St. Paul Lions Athlete of the Year • earned six All-Conference selections and three All-State selections during a six-year wrestling career and an All-Star selection as a two-way player (quarterback/wide receiver/defensive back) for the South St. Paul football team.
PERSONAL Born Ryan Patrick Duffy on November 21, 1998 to parents Lisa and Mark Duffy • has one sister, Cora • participated in national Honor Society, Student Council, and Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) while at South St. Paul • outside interests include fishing and being outdoors • plans to major in sports management and business at Minnesota.
Circling the Bases ... with Danny Kapala
1/19/2018 - Baseball
GopherSports.com asked the tough questions of Minnesota’s nine rookies ahead of the 2018 spring season. Next up, we get to know Gopher freshman left-handed pitcher Danny Kapala.
Offseason Outlook: Nebraska, St. John's, St. Louis
1/18/2018 - Baseball
Continuing an ongoing series previewing the Gophers' 2018 opponents week-by-week heading into the season opener.
Gophers Trio Rated Among Big Ten's Best
1/17/2018 - Baseball
Micah Coffey and Toby Hanson were named to College Baseball Daily's Preseason All-Big Ten Team; Luke Pettersen is an Honorable Mention.