The upside for Brett Bateman being a Minnesota Gopher is that he quickly became one of their best ballplayers. The downside is that he joined them just when the program suddenly hit a low ebb.

“Our record has not exactly been what we hoped for,” acknowledged the 2020 Mounds View graduate, “what with Covid, and not executing on the mound, and at the plate, like we should. But overall, it’s been a great experience.”

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