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Troy Traxler
Troy  Traxler

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
La Crescent, Minn.

High School:
La Crescent

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


02/14/2016

2016 Season Preview: Outfielders and Catchers

Experience highlights groups of outfielders and catchers heading into the 2016 campaign

10/09/2015

Around the Bases with Troy Traxler

Redshirt junior made 32 appearances in the field for the Gophers last season

08/18/2015

Summer Roundup: Aug. 18

Northwoods League ends with one Gopher claiming top prize.

08/10/2015

Summer Roundup: Aug. 10

Northwoods League regular season comes to a close for Gophers

08/03/2015

Summer Roundup: Aug. 3

A look at how current, former and future Gophers are performing during the summer.

Photo Gallery

2016 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Saw pinch-hit appearances versus Utah Valley (2/20) and Utah (2/21) • earned start as designated hitter at Campbell (2/28) • hit a pinch-hit single in the ninth inning at Seattle U (3/11) • went 4-for-4 with three runs, three RBI, a double and hit his first career home run (a two-run blast) at Utah Valley (3/18-20) • laced a pinch-hit single against Augsburg (3/22) • started as the designated hitter, notched a single and later scored a run in the series-clinching win at No. 23 Missouri State (3/26) • recorded back-to-back games with pinch-hit singles versus Saint Mary's (3/30) and Iowa (4/3) • scored as a pinch-runner against Northern Illinois (4/6).

SUMMER BASEBALL:
Played for the Wisconsin Woodchucks in the Northwoods League • appeared in 11 games and hit .310, which was the third-highest mark on the team • slugged at a .357 clip and held an on-base percentage of .370 • recorded 13 hits, including a pair of doubles • scored six runs and plated five.

2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Played in 24 games in the outfield and as designated hitter • batted .156 with two runs and an RBI in 32 at-bats • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Had one run and one RBI at Creighton (3/8) • went 1-for-3 against James Madison (3/13) • scored a run vs. Penn State (4/17) • 1-for-1 against Kansas State (4/29) • collected two hits in the UC Irvine series (5/1-5/3).

2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Hit .310 in 58 at-bats • had a .765 on-base + slugging percentage • made starts at DH, left field and catcher • tied for third on the team with a hitting streak of eight games (4/6-26) • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Had first career two-RBI game in a win over Coastal Carolina (3/8) • Hit 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI at St. Mary's (3/19) • hit an RBI double and walked in the series finale at Michigan (4/6) • had another RBI double three days later in a loss to South Dakota State (4/9) • in a start as designated hitter, drove in a run against Iowa (4/19) • had a pinch hit against Penn State (4/26) • was 2-for-2 with two runs and a double against Purdue (5/9).

2013:
Redshirted the season.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduated from La Cresent High School in 2012 • named an All-State selection both his senior and junior years • held a single-season .495 batting average, 22 runs batted in, two home runs in 99 at bats and stole 35 bases • Under-Armor Preseason All-American as a junior • Winona Daily News Player of the Year as a junior when he hit .457 with 43 hits and scored 40 runs in 29 games • LaCresent's career leader, with 30 stolen bases as a freshman, 33 as a sophomore, and 25 as a junior • four-time all-conference selection • helped lead La Crescent baseball to a Class AA state championship (2009), a state runner-up and three state appearances • finished his high school career as a 13-time letterwinner (four in baseball, four in hockey and five in football) • also all-conference selections in both football and hockey and played for the La Crescent Legion Team • also on the football all-state academic team.

PERSONAL:
Business and Marketing Education major • born September 18, 1993 • son of Russ and Kristi Traxler • is the third member of the family to attend the University of Minnesota as his parents are graduates • has two older siblings, Trent and Tracy.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2014 31 18 .310 58 11 18 6 3 0 0 .362 8 8 2 2
2015 24 4 .156 32 2 5 1 0 0 0 .156 4 6 1 1
Total 55 22 .256 90 13 23 7 3 0 0 .289 12 14 3 3

BIG TEN STATISTICS

Year GP GS Avg AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SLG BB SO SB SBA
2014 14 11 .300 30 6 9 2 2 0 0 .367 6 3 0 0
2015 7 0 .000 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 2 0 0
Total 21 11 .237 38 7 9 2 2 0 0 .289 8 5 0 0

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4/30/2016

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