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
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
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2016 Season Preview: Infielders
Preview the upcoming 2016 season with a look at the infielders on the Gophers roster.