16 Matt Stemper  
Matt  Stemper

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Burnsville, Minn.

High School:
Burnsville

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
IF/OF

Experience:
1L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


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

08/03/2015

Summer Roundup: Aug. 3

A look at how current, former and future Gophers are performing during the summer.

07/27/2015

Summer Roundup: July 27

Check in with the current, future and past Gophers on the diamond this summer.

07/20/2015

Summer Roundup: July 20

Check in on the week that was in Gopher baseball

Photo Gallery

2015 • REDSHIRT 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 • REDSHIRT 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 • 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) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2013:
Red-shirted the season.

SUMMER BASEBALL:
In summer 2014, played for Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League.

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
Total 56 31 .290 131 21 38 23 7 1 3 .427 6 18 0 2

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
Total 28 14 .266 64 8 17 6 4 0 0 .328 4 7 0 0