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Team awards were handed out in annual gathering of team and family on Tuesday night
Junior tossed complete-game shutout in 3-0 victory at Purdue to complete series sweep on Sunday afternoon
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
2017 • SENIOR SEASON:
Finished the season with a 6-5 record along with a 6.65 ERA and 37 strikeouts • Was the second straight season that he led the team in wins. Game Highlights: Debuted at UC Irvine (2/19) where he allowed six earned runs on six hits while striking out one batter • picked up his first victory of the season vs Iowa (3/5) in the final game of the Dairy Queen Classic where he tossed 6.0 innings and struck out four batters • threw a season high 7.1 innings at Sacramento State (3/18), allowing just two earned runs while striking out two batters • clinched the first sweep over Ohio State (3/25) since 1990 after pitching 6.2 innings where he gave up two earned runs nad struck out three batters • Struck out two batters in 7.0 innings at Michigan State (4/2) to help complete the second Big Ten sweep in as many weeks • picked up his fifth win of the season vs Georgia State (5/2) after allowing one earned run in 2.2 innings of relief and striking out three batters • struck out one batter in a relief appearance vs No. 10 Long Beach State (5/14) • set a career high with six strikeouts in 6.1 innings vs Rutgers (5/16) and did not allow a run in the second game of a doubleheader • tossed 2.0 hitless innings vs Purdue (5/19) while striking out three batters • struck out the heart of the Iowa (5/27) lineup in order in a relief appearance in the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals and picked up his 100th career strikeout.
2016 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Paced the starting staff with a 7-1 record and a 3.32 ERA • named team's George Thomas Most Improved Player • collected co-conference pitcher of the week honors (5/15) • tossed two complete-game shutouts in Big Ten play • held opponents to a .245 average in both conference and non-conference action. Game Highlights: 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) • tossed his first complete-game shutout and clinched the series sweep at Norwestern after he threw 9.0 innings with four strikeouts and allowed just five hits (4/24) • Earned the win after hurling 5.0 innings and allowing just two earned runs to clinch the series at Illinois (5/1) • got the start the threw 6.2 frames with two earned runs versus Indiana (5/8) • named Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week after hurling his second career complete-game shutout in a 3-0 win that featured five strikeouts and he faced only 30 batters, just three over the minimum, at Purdue (5/15) • started and went 5.0 innings with just three earned runs in season finale against Ohio State (5/21) • limited the opposition to four hits in 4.2 innings in NCAA Regional start against Binghamton (6/4).
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
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.