Preview the upcoming 2016 with a look at the infielders on the Gophers roster
Hanson figures to be a key piece to the 2016 season on the diamond
Northwoods League ends with one Gopher claiming top prize.
Check-in on current, former and future Gophers
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the season opener against Utah (2/19) • hit 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in the second game versus Utah (2/21) • launched a homer over the right-field wall in a 2-for-4 performance with three RBI against Oregon State (2/21) • plated one in a 2-for-5 showing at Campbell (2/26) • returned to the lineup after an injury and drew a walk versus Northern Illinois (4/6) • drew two walks and scored a run against South Dakota State (4/12) • laced four hits, scored three runs and added two RBI, including the game-winner in series opener, versus Maryland (3/15-17).
Played for the St. Cloud Rox in the Northwoods League • made 30 appearances in the field and hit .210 through 62 at-bats • laced 13 hits, including three doubles and a triple • drew 10 walks and added nine RBI • tied for fourth on the team in sacrifice flies.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in 41 games and started 32, the most by any Gophers freshman this season • 29 starts came at first base • batted .241 with 13 runs, eight RBIs and 17 walks • hit eight doubles and a home run • seven runs, four RBIs and eight walks came in Big Ten play. Game Highlights: Went 4-for-9 with a double and a walk at Houston over his first three collegiate starts (2/13-2/15) • hit 2-for-4 at Texas (2/22) • went 2-for-5 with two doubles, notching two RBIs and a run scored in a win against Monmouth (3/15) • batted 2-for-4 with an RBI and a steal at Maryland (3/22) • hit his first career home run in a win at Nebraska, going 2-for-4 (4/10) • also went 2-for-4 with a run the next day (4/11) • hit 2-for-4 with two RBIs, a run and a double in a win over North Dakota State (4/14) • 1-for-3 with a double and a walk against Michigan (4/26).
Graduated from Delano High School in 2014 • 2014 Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 2A Player of the Year • Mr. Baseball finalist • second-team All-American and first-team all-metro • hit .457 with 13 home runs and 31 RBIs as a senior • played for the Metro West in the 2014 Play Ball! Minnesota High School Baseball All-Star Series • led the state with seven homeruns in 2013 • batted .547 with 34 RBIs as a junior • twice named to the All-Wright County First Team • coached by Dan Paulson • earned all-conference honors and quarterbacked Delano to the 2013 Minnesota Class 4A state football semifinals • the Tigers' all-time leading basketball scorer with 1,526 career points • three-time all-conference basketball player • made the state tournament in all three sports in 2013 • played summer baseball with Delano's Legion and town teams • won the home run derby at the 2014 Minnesota State Legion Tournament • also made the State Town Team Tournament in 2014.
Intends to major in sport management • son of Jeanne and P.J. Hanson • P.J. played baseball at St. Cloud State • has a sister, Tori • born July 13, 1995.
BIG TEN STATISTICS
Winfield Selected MLB All-Star Game Spokesperson
Former Gophers standout selected to be an ambassador for 2016 All-Star Game
Gophers Travel to Illinois for Weekend Tilt
Minnesota faces Illinois for first time since 2013 this weekend in Champaign, Ill.
Minnesota Drops Contest to North Dakota State
Gophers upset by Bison in midweek non-conference clash in Fargo, N.D. on Tuesday night