7 Sam Macken  
Sam  Macken

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Rochester, Minn.

High School:
Rochester Lourdes HS

Position:
Infielder


03/27/2015

Gophers Outslug Nebraska in 8-7 Win

Minnesota received home runs from Hannah Granger, Paige Palkovich and Sam Macken

03/20/2015

Gophers Power Way to 14-2 Win over Illinois

No. 15 Minnesota homered five times in its Big Ten-opening win

03/18/2015

Gophers Blast Four Homers in Win Over Cal

No. 15 Minnesota improved to 24-4 on the season; will start Big Ten play Friday at Illinois

03/15/2015

Gophers Top Montana, Walk Off Versus Cal Poly

Minnesota's longest winning streak since 2008 reached nine games

03/14/2015

Gophers Knock Off Fresno State, 3-1

Minnesota improved to 21-4 on the season and 8-0 on the road

2015 Game-by-Game Stats |  Photo Gallery

2014 FRESHMAN SEASON
Appeared in 43 games with 30 starts, playing primarily in the outfield • hit .258 with a .358 on-base percentage and posted an average of .324 with an OBP of .457 in Big Ten play • recorded her first-career hit in her first start against Central Arkansas (Feb. 8) • first career home run was a walk-off shot to clinch run-rule win against UNC-Greensboro (Feb. 23) • sealed Minnesota's first Big Ten Tournament championship in 15 years with a walk-off RBI single against Michigan (May 10) • hit a walk-off home run in a run-rule victory over Green Bay in the Gophers' Minneapolis NCAA Regional opener • hit a go-ahead three-run home run against Auburn in the bottom of the sixth inning of the NCAA regional championship to help send the Gophers to their first-ever super regional • scored game-winning runs against Nebraska (March 23), Purdue (May 4), and in regional play against North Dakota State (May 17) • had three multi-hit games, all in league action • reached base in eight-consecutive games from April 12 to May 4 and had a hit in the final seven contests of that stretch • was eight-for-eight on stolen base attempts on the season.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Earned six letters and won four team MVP awards for the Rochester Lourdes softball team, hitting for a career average of .509 • was a four-time all-conference, all-section, and all-state selection • set eight school season records, including average (.595), hits (47), and fewest strikeouts (one) • Holds 13 school career records, including average (.509), hits (135), and hitting streak (31 games) • won the school's Francis McGovern Award for her dedication to athletics and the Early Risers Exchange Club Athlete of the Season • Competed in numerous ASA and USSSA state and national events • was a part of the Minnesota State High School League All-Star Series and was a finalist for the Rochester Amateur Sports Commission's Female Athlete of the Year Award • also lettered three times in hockey and twice in volleyball • selected to three hockey all-conference teams and one all-state team, as well as one volleyball all-conference team.

PERSONAL:
Undecided on a major • lists being the winning pitcher at the USSSA World Series as her most memorable sports thrill • hobbies include travel, hunting, and riding four-wheelers • father, Mike, played baseball for Wisconsin from 1981-85 • daughter of Mike and Becky Macken • born March 3, 1995.

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO OBP SF SH SB-ATT PO A FLD
2014 .258 43-30 93 20 24 4 1 4 11 42 .452 10 5 12 .358 1 2 8-8 10 1 1.000
TOTAL .258 43-30 93 20 24 4 1 4 11 42 .452 10 5 12 .358 1 2 8-8 10 1 1.000