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
Around the Bases with Matt Fiedler
Junior Matt Fiedler has been all over the diamond early in his Gophers career.
Around the Bases with Jeff Fasching
Jeff Fasching, a sophomore pitcher, tossed eight innings of relief for the Gophers last season.
Around the Bases with Luke Pettersen
After a successful first season with the Gophers, Luke Pettersen enters his sophomore season on campus.