Complete Draft Results
The University of Minnesota had two Golden Gophers selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft over the last three days.
One senior, Brian Glowicki, and one junior, Lucas Gilbreath, were both selected in this year’s draft. Gilbreath is a starting pitcher and Glowicki served as the team closer in 2017.
Gilbreath was selected in the seventh round with the 206 pick by his hometown Colorado Rockies. The lefty is the highest drafted Gopher since 2013 when Tom Windle was selected in the second round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gilbreath was 5-2 this season as the Friday starter. He posted a 2.66 ERA with 92 strikeouts in 81.1 innings. Opponents had a .184 batting average against the lefty. He was named All-Big Ten First Team and a semifinalist for College Baseball’s Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year.
Glowicki was picked in the tenth round with the 315 pick by the Chicago Cubs. He appeared in 28 games for the Maroon and Gold where he posted a program record 16 saves. Glowicki struck out 39 batters in 32.2 innings whole opponents had only a .216 batting average against him. The righty finished his career with the second most career saves at Minnesota. Glowicki was named All-Big Ten Second Team, a semifinalist for College Baseball’s Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year and a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Award.
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Coffey a Candidate for Senior CLASS Award
3/22/2018 - Baseball
Gopher Baseball senior infielder Micah Coffey has been named among the thirty NCAA baseball student athlete candidates for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award for collegiate baseball.
Gophers Head to Nebraska to Open B1G Play
3/21/2018 - Baseball
The Gopher Baseball team will head southwest to face the Big Ten Conference's defending regular season champion, Nebraska, to open league play this weekend in a three-game series in Lincoln.
Around the Bases with Alex Boxwell
3/20/2018 - Baseball
GopherSports.com went "Around the Base" with Gopher Baseball outfielder Alex Boxwell earlier this season to catch up during his senior season.