Get to know the junior pitcher on and off the diamond
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Check in with the current, future and past Gophers on the diamond this summer.
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 • 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.
In summer 2014, played for the Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods League.
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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