University of Minnesota alumni are wrapping up their minor league regular seasons this weekend. Stay up to date on how these former Gopher Baseball student athletes are performing this season.
Austin Athmann (West Michigan Whitecaps/Class A) – Athmann wrapped up the regular season last weekend with a pair of hits in two games. This week, West Michigan split the first two games of its postseason series with Dayton. Athmann went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts on Thursday night.
Matt Fiedler (Peoria Chiefs/Class A) – Fiedler finished the regular season with hits in each of the Chiefs’ final two games. Peoria split its first two games of the postseason as well, and Fiedler had an RBI and a pair of walks Wednesday night against Quad Cities.
Lucas Gilbreath (Grand Junction Rockies/Rookie) – Gilbreath made a pair of appearances this past week as Grand Junction nears the end of the regular season. He allowed just two hits and no earned runs on Thursday night, striking out five in 4.0 innings. The Rockies have been eliminated from postseason contention in the Pioneer League.
Brian Glowicki (Eugene Emeralds/Class A-Short) – Glowicki struggled in his final regular season performance, allowing four earned runs in 1.0 inning. He’s yet to make a postseason appearance for Eugene, who will take on Vancouver in the next round of the playoffs beginning Saturday.
Tyler Hanson (Boise Hawks/Class A-Short) – Hanson wrapped up the regular season last weekend without an appearance in the Hawks’ final handful of games. Boise missed out on the Northwest League postseason.
Jordan Jess (Bradenton Marauders/Class A-Advanced) – Jess wrapped up the season with Bradenton, tossing 1.0 shutout inning last Sunday.
Ben Meyer (Jupiter Hammerheads/Class A-Advanced) – Meyer finished up his 2017 campaign, working 5.0 shutout innings last Friday night. He struck out seven and allowed just three baserunners including a pair of hits.
Seth Rosin (Richmond Flying Squirrels/Double-A) – Rosin allowed two hits in his final appearance of the season, working 1.0 shutout inning and striking out one.
— Jupiter Hammerheads (@GoHammerheads) September 2, 2017
Dalton Sawyer (Stockton Ports/Class A-Advanced) – Sawyer made one last appearance for Stockton, tossing 5.2 innings with six strikeouts against San Jose last Saturday. Stockton is back in action Friday night in the California League playoffs.
DJ Snelten (Sacramento River Cats/Triple-A) – Snelten allowed two earned runs in his final outing of the regular season on Monday, striking out one in 1.0 innings. Snelten would need a 40-man roster spot to open, but has been rumored as a potential September call-up for the San Francisco Giants.
Tom Windle (Reading Fightin Phils/Double-A) – Windle closed out his season picking up the save last Sunday for Reading, working a hitless inning against Trenton.
Tyler Rogers, D.J. Snelten, and not a whole lot else: A preview of the Giants’ likely September call-ups. https://t.co/0jVlg5xkOv
— Grant Brisbee (@mccoveychron) August 31, 2017
Nate Hanson (St. Paul Saints) – Hanson wrapped up his season with the Saints as well as his career this week, announcing his retirement from baseball following the season. He went 1-for-4 in his final contestin, ending his season on a three-game hitting streak. In his three-year Saints career, he hit .290/.358/.455 with 135 RBIs, 26 home runs, and 128 runs scored in 202 games. Before that, he spent eight seasons in the Twins’ minor league system, batting .254/.320/.370 while finishing his career at AAA Rochester in 2015.
Dan Motl (Sioux Falls Canaries) – Motl finished up his season with the Canaries as well. He had seven hits in his final five games, including a triple and four runs scored. For the season, he batted .256 with 14 doubles, nine triples, 41 RBIs, and 52 runs scored.
Yesterday, I retired from professional baseball. Thank you for all the support and memories over the years! pic.twitter.com/ulSnltN7Xh
— Nate Hanson (@NHans12) September 5, 2017
Dan Lyons (Long Island Ducks) – Lyons took the field in three games this week. He was 1-for-1 with an RBI in a pinch-hitting performance as the Ducks knocked off the New Britain Bees 2-0 last Saturday. He scored a run Thursday night at York.
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