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Sam Macken
Sam  Macken

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Rochester, Minn.

High School:
Rochester Lourdes HS

Height:
5-4

Position:
Infielder


05/28/2015

Record 14 Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Honors

Fourteen members of the Minnesota softball team were named academic all-conference honorees Thursday

05/16/2015

Minnesota Blanks NMSU, Stays Alive

Sara Groenewegen threw a two-hitter in the NCAA Tournament elimination game win

05/15/2015

Gophers Start NCAA Tournament With 10-2 Win

Minnesota opened the NCAA Tournament with a 10-2 win in six innings over New Mexico State

05/14/2015

Record Seven Gophers Named All-Region

Minnesota had three members on the first and second NFCA All-Great Lakes Region teams and one third-team honoree

05/06/2015

Five Gophers Honored By Big Ten

Sara Groenewegen was named the Big Ten Player of the Year

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2015 Game-by-Game Stats

2014 Game-by-Game Stats

2015 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Started all 60 of Minnesota's games at third base and hit first or second in the order in every game • Second Team All-Big Ten and First Team NFCA All-Great Lakes Region selection • Academic All-Big Ten • hit for a .363 batting average and a .471 on-base percentage • hit for a .385 batting average in Big Ten play and had a .415 average with a .528 on-base percentage at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium • was a perfect 14-for-14 on stolen base attempts • scored 57 runs, tying for the second-most in a single season by a Minnesota player • scored eight game-winning runs and drove in five game-winning runs • registered multiple hits in 18 games • reached base in 56 of 60 games, including a 24-game reached base streak from March 18 to April 29 • had hits in 45 games • had a .500 on-base percentage as a leadoff hitter and posted a .400 batting average with two outs, racking up 19 two-out RBI • put up a .417 on-base percentage against top-25 ranked teams and a .468 on-base percentage against teams that made the NCAA Tournament • had a career-high five RBI against Iowa (April 26) and scored a career-best three runs in games against NCAA Tournament teams Fordham (March 1), Michigan (April 3) and New Mexico State (May 15) • had an eight-game hit streak from April 11-22, including a string of five-consecutive games with two hits from April 11-18 • hit for a .444 average with a .500 on-base percentage and a team-best .667 slugging percentage at the NCAA Tucson Regional.

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
2015 .363 60-60 182 57 66 9 3 7 35 102 .560 29 10 33 .471 2 2 14-14 28 62 .928
TOTAL .327 103-90 275 77 90 13 4 11 46 144 .524 39 15 45 .434 3 4 22-22 38 63 .935

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