Gonzaga catcher Stephen Lund announces transfer to North Dakota State

Gonzaga Bulldogs catcher Stephen Lund will play one more season of college baseball, but it won’t be at Patterson Complex in Spokane.

The graduate student will instead play next season with the Bison of North Dakota State, according to a tweet by Stephen himself:

Lund only managed to appear in six games for Gonzaga last season thanks to injuries. He hit .269 (7-26) with four RBI, one walk, and two hit by pitches.

He was an integral part of Gonzaga’s successful 2021 campaign, appearing in 31 games and hitting .300 with a whopping .389 OBP, six home runs, 22 RBI, and 25 runs scored.

Now he’ll head to North Dakota State, much closer to his hometown of Verona, Wisconsin, to play for a Bison squad that went 31-19 last season in the Summit League.

Lund’s departure leaves the catching duties in the capable hands of Ezra Samperi and Ty Johnsen for coach Mark Machtolf and the Zags next season.

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