Minnesota sweeps second road series in the Big Ten and has won seven consecutive games away from home
Head coach John Anderson and pitching coach Todd Oakes have a glut of right-handed arms on the staff – and it’s a good thing
Junior pitcher recognized for outstanding fielding during Northwoods League campaign
Northwoods League ends with one Gopher claiming top prize.
Northwoods League regular season comes to a close for Gophers
2016 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Debuted against Utah (2/21) and picked up a win after tossing 5.0 innings without allowing a hit and striking out two • threw 2.1 innings and struck out four in a relief apperance at Campbell (2/26) • struck out one in 1.0 inning of relief work at Georgia State (3/6) • tied career-best mark of five strikeouts in 5.0 innings and allowed just one run as starter at Seattle U (3/16) • tossed 3.0 innings in relief at Utah Valley (3/20) • started and went 5.0 innings with five strikeouts in series-clinching win at No. 23 Missouri State (3/26) • threw a career-high 7.1 innings with five strikeouts and three earned runs versus Iowa (4/3) • earned first career save at No. 25 Michigan after throwing final 2.0 innings, allowing only one hit and striking out one (4/8) • hurled 6.0 innings and surrendered four runs, while adding a strikeout and retiring 10 in a row before being lifted versus Maryland (4/17).
Played for the Duluth Huskies in the Northwoods League • appeared in 12 games and started a team-high 11 • held a 4-3 record with a 4.00 ERA • totaled 26 strikeouts in 54.0 innings pitched • recipient of the 2015 Rawlings “Finest in the Field” award, which is handed out by the Northwoods League to players who hold the highest fielding percentage at their respective positions • was one of four players in the NWL to hold a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage • participated in the NWL Major League Showcase.
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Made 10 appearances, including seven starts, for a total of 42.0 innings pitched • had a 1-0 record and 5.14 ERA. Game Highlights: Made his first career Big Ten start against Northwestern, allowing one run on three hits in 6.0 innings (3/28) • registered four strikeouts and allowed one run in 5.0 innings against South Dakota State (4/22) • was perfect through 5.1 innings and allowed his only hit of the game after 6.1 in a season-long outing of 7.0 innings against Kansas State (4/28) • struck out a season-high five batters in 4.2 innings at North Dakota State (5/5).
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Made 12 appearances, including one midweek start • held a 2-1 record and 3.33 ERA in 27.0 innings pitched • had a 0.00 ERA with no walks in four Big Ten appearances. Game Highlights: Debuted against Northern Illinois (2/16), allowing two hits and a run in 2.1 innings • made his first start at St. Mary's and struck out a season-high three batters in 2.2 innings (3/18) • longest outing lasted 4.1 innings in relief against Northwestern, when he struck out two and allowed two hits (3/22) • earned his first win against Augsburg with 3.2 innings of scoreless, two-hit relief (4/2) • notched a win after 2.0 shutout relief innings against North Dakota State (4/15).
Graduated from Skyview High School in 2013 • played for coach Ryan Bobo • named to Idaho's all-state team twice • entered the 2013 state tournament with a 6-1 record, two saves, a 2.25 ERA, 63 strikeouts and just 18 walks in 53 innings pitched • Skyview finished second in the Class 4A tournament • as a junior in 2012, posted a 0.98 ERA, and 11-1 record and 83 strikeouts while allowing only 19 walks and 47 hits in 72 innings pitched • American Legion all-star • also an Idaho Class 4A All-State selection and the Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year in basketball, helping his team finish third in the 2013 state tournament.
Plans to major in sport management • son of Jeff and Kim Anderson • has two older siblings, Samantha and Tanner, and a younger sister, Molly • Anderson's father, Jeff, was a college teammate of Gophers pitching coach Todd Oakes at Nebraska • lists going to the state tournament in baseball and basketball as his greatest sports thrill • enjoys hanging out with friends • born Nov. 10, 1994.
BIG TEN STATISTICS
Bats Explode in Series-Clincher at Illinois
Gophers set season-high with 14 runs en route to fifth consecutive Big Ten series victory on Sunday
Gophers Split Doubleheader at Illinois
Minnesota takes 3-1 decision before falling in nightcap 2-0 on Friday night in Champaign, Ill.
Jerry Kill to Throw Out First Pitch on Tuesday
Former Minnesota football coach scheduled to throw out first pitch for 6:30 p.m. game on Tuesday