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Tony Skjefte
Tony Skjefte

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160

Position:
IF

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


05/29/2013

Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals

04/16/2013

Gophers Use a Four-Run Seventh to Get Past Augsburg

Trailing 1-0, Minnesota plated four runs in the bottom of the fourth for a 4-1 win

04/07/2013

Snelten Pitches One-Hit Complete Game to Solidify Series Win

Tony Skjefte hits first career home run for the deciding run

03/30/2013

Gophers Win Series With a Doubleheader Split and Win Friday

Minnesota fell in the first game, but bounced back in the second to take the series

03/29/2013

Windle Earns 13 Strikeouts and Fourth-Straight Complete Game Win

Minnesota won its Big Ten opener over Michigan

03/23/2013

Windle, Gophers Beat Texas

Tom Windle struck out a career-high 12 as Minnesota beat Texas 5-1.

03/13/2013

Gophers Drop Mavericks

The Gopher baseball team won its fifth game in a row with a 6-1 triumph over Nebraska Omaha.

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2015 • SENIOR SEASON:
Started 45 of his 49 games played • made 40 starts at third base, four in left field and one at second base • hit .246 with 21 runs and 24 RBIs • had three four-RBI games • led the Gophers with three triples and added seven doubles and four home runs • tied for the team lead with 15 RBIs in conference play • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Had a hit in all four games at Texas (2/20-2/22) • went 2-for-5 at Creighton (3/7) with a run and a walk • 1-for-3 with a triple and two runs in the series finale (3/8) • hit his first home run of the season vs. James Madison (3/13) • hit another home run and had two runs and two RBIs in a 2-for-4 game at VCU (3/16) • drove in four runs, scored two and hit a home run at Richmond (3/17), going 2-for-5 • hit 3-for-5 with four RBI at Maryland (3/21) • went 2-for-4 with a run and four RBIs vs. Northwestern (3/27) • batted 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI at Rutgers (4/4) • hit 3-for-4 with one run and one RBI vs. North Dakota State (4/14) • 2-for-5 with a double against UC Irvine (5/2) • homered against Michigan State (5/15) • 2-for-3 in the season finale (5/16).

2014 • JUNIOR SEASON:

Received the Gophers' Richard "Chief" Siebert Most Valuable Player Award • hit .272 with a team-leading 30 RBIs • led the team and ranked 10th in the Big Ten with 15 doubles • hit two home runs on the season • tied for team lead with four three-hit games • started 42 of 46 games he played, spending time in left field, in center field, at second base and at third base • second on the team with a .396 slugging percentage • hit .275 in 91 Big Ten at-bats • hit 3-for-6 with a home run, two doubles, three runs and three RBIs at St. Mary's (3/18) • added another double, two runs and two RBIs in the second game (3/19) • drove in Gophers' only two runs with a double in win vs. Northwestern (3/23) • had three RBIs and three hits in an extra-innings win over Michigan (4/4) • was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double in a mid-week game at South Dakota State (4/9) • had two RBIs at Florida State (5/3) • hit game-tying home run in bottom of the ninth vs. Purdue, and the Gophers went on to win (5/10-11) • had two hits and two runs in two Big Ten Tournament games (5/21-22) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Was named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team • played in 32 games and batted .237 in 59 at-bats • reached base in five straight games (3/22-30) • started at second base 17 times • in 80 chances produced a .988 fielding percentage and turned nine double plays • came into a game a substitute 15 times (fourth on the team) • set a career high in slugging percentage (.356) • went 1-4 with an RBI and a run in an Opening Day win over UCLA (2/15) • doubled and scored a run in a start against Western Michigan (2/22) • hit his first career triple in a 2-3 performance with a run scored against Utah (3/2) • walked and doubled in a 5-1 against Western Illinois (3/9) • produced an RBI while going 1-3 in the first game of a double header against Michigan (3/30) • hit a game-winning solo homerun against Ohio St. (4/7) • walked twice and scored once in a 4-1 win over Augsburg.

2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Earned his first letter when he played in 35 games and started in 26 • batted .192 in his rookie campaign • had 49 putouts and 69 assists • had five RBI, eight runs scored in 78 at bats • saw action in 11 Big Ten games • in first collegiate at bat, hit a double and a RBI against St. John's (2/18) • went 2-6 with a RBI in the win over Hamline (3/7) • had a hit in each game of the Cal Poly series and scored a run (3/19) • had a career-high game against Nebraska-Omaha (4/17) when he went 3-3 with three runs scored, a RBI, a walk and two stolen bases • walked and scored a run in the extra-inning win over Michigan State (4/21) • hit doubles in back-to-back games against Iowa (4/28-29) • scored two runs and went 1-1 with a career-high three walks in the final game at Siebert Field (5/1).

HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduated from Eden Prairie High School • high school coaches were Mike Halloran and Scott Hackett • helped the Eagles to a Minnesota state championship in 2010 • also Lake Conference and Section 2AAA champions in 2010 • selected to play in the Lion's All-Star Tournament • all-state with the Eagles in 2011 • named all-conference honoree his sophomore, junior and senior season • letterwinner in both baseball and wrestling • starter for the Eden Prairie Legion team that was national runner-ups in 2010 and national champions in 2011 • hit a double, a triple and knocked in four RBI en route to the Legion championship.

PERSONAL:
Business and Marketing Education major • son of Alan and Stacy Skjefte • brother, Lucas, plays baseball for Minnesota State University, Mankato • likes to hunt and fish • lists winning the 2011 American Legion World Series as his most memorable sports thrill.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2012 35 26 .192 78 8 15 5 3 0 0 .231 8 18 2 3
2013 32 17 .237 59 7 14 4 2 1 1 .356 5 12 2 2
2014 46 42 .272 169 22 46 30 15 0 2 .396 17 22 2 5
2015 49 45 .246 179 21 4 24 7 3 4 .385 14 27 1 1
Total 162 130 .163 485 58 79 63 27 4 7 .278 44 79 7 11

BIG TEN STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2012 11 10 .185 27 2 5 0 2 0 0 .259 2 9 0 0
2013 9 5 .188 16 2 3 2 0 0 1 .375 2 4 0 0
2014 23 23 .275 91 8 25 15 7 0 1 .385 8 12 1 4
2015 23 21 .235 85 7 20 15 2 1 1 .318 5 12 0 0
Total 66 59 .242 219 19 53 32 11 1 3 .342 17 37 1 4

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