Redshirt junior made 32 appearances in the field for the Gophers last season
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2015 • REDSHIRT 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 • REDSHIRT 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) • 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) • Academic All-Big Ten.
Redshirted the season.
In summer 2014, played for Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League • summer 2013, played for Lacrosse Loggers of the Northwoods League
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.
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.
BIG TEN STATISTICS
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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.