Gophers softball wins first game at Louisville Slugger tourney

by Paul Cordes

 Minnesota made quick work of Florida Gulf Coast in its first game of the season and of the tournament hosted by Southern Florida. 

The Gophers ran away with a 10-0 win, which ended in five innings, courtesy of an NCAA 8-run mercy rule.

Senior Brianna Hassett picked up where she left off from a season ago, going the distance and shutting out FGCU. She gave up just four hits on the night while striking out eight. 

Minnesota still has a game to go tonight, as they’ll square off against the U. of North Florida in the nightcap.