Nov. 5, 2012
Gophersports.com caught up with freshman Joey Brettingen as he is in his first year with the Gopher baseball team. A multiple-sport athlete out of Hopkins High School, Brettingen also played Legion ball this past summer and was named the South Hennepin MVP. Now as a Gopher, Brettingen just finished fall ball. Here's Joye's bio and a short question/answer as we catch up with the rookie.
HIGH SCHOOL: A multi-sport athlete in baseball and hockey captain of the Royals baseball team his senior year and a three-time letterwinner in the sport also a letterwinner in hockey where he was also a two-year team captain in 2011-12 named baseball all-conference as a senior and 2012 Pioneer Press all-metro had 81 at bats as a junior, tied a team-high 22 runs batted in and held a fielding percentage of .972 member of the Royals that finished 2011 season as the Section 6AAA runner-up played for the Hopkins Flyers Legion Post #320 team and was the 2012 South Hennepin MVP batted .398 with 28 runs batted in, 39 hits, and two home runs in 98 at bats in 2012 had four home runs and a batting average of .385.
PERSONAL: A 2012 graduate of Hopkins High School and a member of the National Honor Society born Oct. 27, 1993 son of Kip and Pamela Brettingen interested in becoming a horticulture major has an older sister Holly and a younger sister Hope lists scoring a goal on Hockey Day in Minnesota his most memorable sports thrill.
A: My favorite eating spot is for sure Chipotle in Stadium Village. It is so close to Territorial and I enjoy eating there every so often when the dorm food gets old.
Gophers Adapt and Grow in Fresh Fall Format
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University of Minnesota alumni concluded their minor league seasons this week with several cracking postseason play.