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Matt Stemper
Matt  Stemper

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Burnsville, Minn.

High School:
Burnsville

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
OF/INF

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

02/14/2016

2016 Season Preview: Outfielders and Catchers

Experience highlights groups of outfielders and catchers heading into the 2016 campaign

08/18/2015

Summer Roundup: Aug. 18

Northwoods League ends with one Gopher claiming top prize.

08/10/2015

Summer Roundup: Aug. 10

Northwoods League regular season comes to a close for Gophers

Photo Gallery

2016 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in 44 games and made 30 starts • hit .272 with 34 hits and 15 runs scored • drilled six doubles and one home run en route to 14 RBI • held an on-base percentage of .338 • maintained a .987 fielding percentage as an outfielder and a catcher • made 15 appeaerances and collected seven hits, including a double and a home run, in conference action • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Drilled a two-RBI single against Utah Valley (2/20) • went 2-for-2 with a double, RBI and a walk at Campbell (2/26) • hit 2-for-3 with a double and run scored in series finale at Campbell (2/28) • scored twice and drew three walks Georgia State (3/6) • made starts in the outfield and as the catcher at Seattle U (3/11-3/14) • tallied three hits, including a double, one RBI and drew a walk at Utah Valley (3/19-3/20) • drilled an RBI single and saw action at first base against Augsburg (3/22) • collected three hits with two RBI in doubleheader sweep of No. 23 Missouri State (3/26) • went 2-for-4 and recorded three putouts versus Northern Illinois (4/6) • hit a single and drew a walk at No. 25 Michigan (4/8) • started behind the plate and laced a single versus South Dakota State (4/12) • went 2-for-3 as a pinch-hitter and scored a run against Maryland (4/15-4/17) • crossed the plate once and hit a single against North Dakota State (4/19) • drilled a double and scored once in series-opening win at Northwestern (4/22) • capped a seven-game hitting streak with a single at Illinois (4/29) • slashed three hits, scored three runs and netted two RBI in midweek duel with Kansas (5/3) • blasted a home run, scored three runs and drew a walk against Indiana (5/6-5/8) • hit a pinch-hit RBI single at Purdue (5/14) • started as the catcher and went 3-for-4 with a walk at South Dakota State (5/17) • saw action in the outfield in final regular season series against Ohio State (5/19-5/21) • smacked a double and started in right field in the Big Ten Tournament versus Michigan (5/26) • flared a single to the outfield at Texas A&M (6/5).

SUMMER BASEBALL:
Played for the Waterloo Bucks in the Northwoods League • appeared in 52 games and batted .215 • tallied 37 hits, including eight doubles • scored 17 runs and plated 11 • held a midseason streak of getting at least one hit in 14 of 19 games • became the first player in NWL history to play all nine positions on the field in one game.

2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Played in 33 games, including 19 starts at catcher, in the outfield and as the designated hitter • batted .287 with 15 runs, 15 RBIs, seven doubles and three home runs • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Belted his first career home run and scored twice at Florida Gulf Coast (3/1) • hit 2-for-5 with two runs and one RBI at Richmond (3/17) • had second home run of the season, plus another run and two RBIs vs. St. John's (3/31) • went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs at Nebraska (4/11) • notched third home run of the season in a 2-for-5, two-RBI day against UC-Irvine (5/3) • had a season-high three hits with one run at North Dakota State (5/5) • batted 2-for-5 with a run, an RBI and a double against Michigan State (5/15).

2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Hit .297 with a .333 on-base percentage in 37 at-bats • started 10 games at catcher, left field or right field • had a .926 fielding percentage • hit .286 in Big Ten play  Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Hit 1-for-2 with two RBIs in his debut vs. Northern Illinois (2/15) • was 1-2 with a sac-fly at Sacramento State (3/15) • followed up with another 1-for-2 day with an RBI three days later at St. Mary's College (3/18) • had an RBI single in three at-bats against South Dakota State (4/9) • went 3-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs and a triple vs. Augsburg (5/6) • had two hits and an RBI in a win over Purdue (5/9) • scored the winning run in Purdue series finale (5/11).

2013:
Redshirted the season.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Played with Burnsville High School and the Burnsville Cobras • was one of team captains in 2012 for the Blaze and the starting shortstop • 2012 Lions All-Star selection • member of Burnsville High School that won the state championship in 2011 • named a first-team all-state and all-conference • as a junior, held a .500 batting average with 36 RBI and 43 hits, three home runs and three triples • sophomore season with the Blaze, Stemper also was an all-state honoree after posting a .375 batting average and 20 RBI in 30 hits and five doubles en route to a state championship runner-up • played with the Burnsville Cobras American Legion Team, including a .420 and 44 RBI with nine home runs, 51 runs, 13 stolen bases and doubles in 2011 • National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL:
Economics major • graduated from Burnsville in 2012 • born Oct. 14, 1993 • son of Bob and Deb Stemper • sister Shannon, was a member of the Gopher softball team • sister, Heather, played softball at Minnesota Duluth.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2014 20 10 .297 37 6 11 8 0 1 0 .351 1 5 0 2
2015 36 21 .287 94 15 27 15 7 0 3 .457 5 13 0 0
2016 44 30 .272 125 15 34 14 6 0 1 .344 11 16 0 1
Total 100 61 .281 256 36 72 37 13 1 4 .371 17 34 0 3

BIG TEN STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2014 7 3 .286 14 2 4 1 0 0 0 .286 1 2 0 0
2015 21 11 .260 50 6 13 5 4 0 0 .340 3 5 0 0
2016 15 9 .219 32 5 7 3 1 0 1 .324 3 2 0 0
Total 43 23 .250 96 13 24 9 5 0 1 .333 7 9 0 0

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