Head coach John Anderson and pitching coach Todd Oakes have a glut of right-handed arms on the staff – and it’s a good thing
Get to know the junior pitcher on and off the diamond
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A look at how current, former and future Gophers are performing during the summer.
2016 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Got the nod on the mound and went 4.0 innings, allowing three earned runs against Oregon State (2/21) • earned the win in 6.0 innings of work with four strikeouts at Campbell (2/28) • tossed 5.0 innings and struck out three in start at Georgia State (3/6) • threw a season-high 6.1 innings and totaled four strikeouts with just two earned runs at Seattle U (3/14) • made the start and went 3.0 innings with two strikeouts in series finale at Utah Valley (3/20) • competed at No. 23 Missouri State (3/26) and threw 2.2 innings allowing only one hit and struck out one • tossed 4.1 shutout innings of relief and struck out a career-best six versus Iowa (4/3) • threw 3.0 frames without allowing a run and struck out three to key series victory at No. 25 Michigan (4/8)
Played for the Willmar Stingers in the Northwoods League • made 11 starts on the mound and maintained a 3.39 ERA with a 5-3 record • hurled 66.1 innings and struck out 46 compared to just 15 walks • ERA mark was team's lowest among starters • held opponents to a .240 batting average.
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Held a 4.82 ERA in 14 relief pitching appearances • batted .185 in 27 at-bats, as a first baseman and designated hitter • struck out nine batters and walked seven in 18.2 innings • scored three runs, drove in three and hit one home run • Academic All-Big Ten. Game Highlights: Threw a season-high 2.2 innings in relief, allowing one earned run in his first appearance at Texas (2/22) • pitched the eighth inning of Minnesota's combined no-hitter at Creighton (3/8) • struck out two in 1.0 inning pitched against Monmouth (3/15) • hit his first career home run, and went 1-for-4 with two RBIs at Richmond (3/17) • picked up a save at Rutgers (4/4) • earned a save with 1.2 innings pitched against Penn State (4/18) • went 1-for-2 with a run and a walk against Michigan (4/26) • went 1.0 scoreless at Iowa (5/8) and 2.0 scoreless against Michigan State (5/15).
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Started 13 games, eight at first base • batted .184 in 38 at-bats • had a fielding percentage of .955 in 66 chances. Game Highlights: hit 2-for-3 with two RBIs in his debut against Northern Illinois (2/15) • made three starts at Northwestern (3/22-23), going 3-10 (.300) in the series win • picked up an RBI against Michigan State (3/29) • went 1-for-2 with a walk against Concordia-Moorhead (3/7) • pitched in six games with a 3-0 record • had a 3.77 ERA in 14.1 innings • received his first career win by holding Creighton without a run in 2.1 innings pitched (2/21) • allowed one earned run in 2.0 innings pitched versus Michigan State (4/5) • made a start against Augsburg (5/6), allowing no runs and two hits, while striking out two.
Graduated from Burnsville High School in 2013 • played for coach Mike Scholl • all-state, All-South Suburban Conference, and a Mr. Baseball finalist • batted .424 as a senior with two homeruns and 20 RBI, adding two wins on the mound • played for the East in the Play Ball! Minnesota High School All-Star Series • in summer 2013, named regional MVP after leading the Burnsville Cobras to the American Legion World Series • was 10-1 pitching over the summer in 2013 • part of Burnsville's 2011 state championship team • Burnsville won back-to-back conference titles in 2011 and 2012 • batted .433 with 18 doubles and held a 7-1 pitching record with a .54 ERA and .87 WHIP during 2012 Legion ball.
Sports Management major • son of Ed and Becky Hanson • has a younger brother, Eric • was a high school teammate of current Gophers Matt Stemper and Dan Motl • lists Burnsville's 2011 state title as his most memorable sports thrill • enjoys watching movies and TV, and can juggle • born July 29, 1994.
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