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Published On: June 28th, 2014

Dalton Sawyer

Dalton Sawyer has appeared in six games in the 2014 campaign for the Rox, throwing 11.1 innings and striking out 12 while recording a 2.38 ERA. He posted back-to-back scoreless outings in the middle of June, where he threw a combined 5.1 innings against the Kenosha Kingfish and Thunder Bay Border Cats while not allowing a run or a hit, walking just one and striking out five.

Sawyer comes to the Rox in his sophomore season at the University of Minnesota, where he posted the second-lowest ERA (2.79), tallying six saves in 42 innings with 39 strikeouts as the premier closer for the Golden Gophers.


How old were you when you started playing baseball: I was 3 years old when I began playing baseball.

Favorite baseball player (past/present) in the majors: Clayton Kershaw

Favorite baseball team: Minnesota Twins

Hobbies or things you like to do for fun: I like to hunt, fish, go to bon fires, and play hockey and ping pong.

Favorite movie: Kung Fu Panda

Something most people don’t know about you: I really like waffles and I was a killer lego maker back in the day.

What is your most memorable baseball moment: Starting in the Big 10 Tournament against Nebraska.

Advice to young athletes: You can have anything if you want it bad enough and are willing to work as hard as it takes for it.

Favorite Restaurant: Joe's Crab Shack

Someone you would like to meet: Clayton Kershaw

Person with the greatest influence on your career: My father

Other sports you enjoy: Hockey and ping pong

What is your hometown and high school: I am from Waconia, Minn. and went to Waconia High School.

Major in college: I am majoring in Finance at the University of Minnesota.

What sport would you play if not baseball: Hockey