Baseball team off to best start ever

The Gophers baseball team continued its best start since 1935, scoring a run in the top of the ninth inning Thursday to defeat San Diego 3-2. Minnesota is now 7-0 on the season.
Jason Shupe earned his first career win, throwing two innings of shutout ball in relief of starter Kelly Werner. Shupe benefitted when the Gophers scored the tie-breaking run in the ninth on an error by San Diego’s center fielder.
Thursday’s win came on the heels of an 18-12 decision over San Diego State a day earlier. The Gophers scored 12 runs in the final four innings to rally from an 11-6 deficit. Right fielder Craig Selander had three hits, including a home run, and five RBIs in the win.
Minnesota picked up the win despite a shaky outing from starting pitcher Kai Freeman, who gave up 10 hits and six runs in less than three innings of work.
— Michael Rand