Handran leads Minnesota to 5-4 win in series opener

The Minnesota baseball team took care of business in the first of a three game series against Northwestern Friday night, defeating the Wildcats 5-4. Senior hurler Chauncy Handran nailed down his 6th straight win, going 7 2/3 innings for the Gophers. Minnesota’s AJ Pettersen led things for the Gophers offensively as he went 2-for-3 with and RBI, reaching base three times on the night. The Gophers take on Northwestern in game two, today at 2:05 p.m.