Rain washes away the Gophers baseball game

The Gophers baseball team’s game with St. Thomas at Siebert Field on Wednesday night was rained out. Minnesota plays St. John’s at 6:30 tonight at Siebert.
The team closes its regular season at home this weekend with a four-game series against Northwestern. The Gophers will likely have to sweep the Wildcats in order to be among the top four teams in the Big Ten and qualify for the conference tournament.
Between games of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Gophers will hold a memorial service in honor of former Minnesota All-American Dan Morgan.
Morgan died on May 31, 1996, at his Coon Rapids home from complications following heart surgery. He was 40. Morgan, a right-handed pitcher, was an All-American in 1977, the last time the Gophers made the College World Series, and had a 22-2 career record in three seasons at Minnesota.
The first annual Dan Morgan Golf Open will be held Aug. 26 at the Majestic Oaks Country Club in Ham Lake, Minn. The tournament, organized by former teammates, will raise funds for the Minnesota baseball program in Morgan’s honor. Registration information is available through the baseball office at (612) 625-1060.

— Tim Klobuchar

NFL draft pick arrested
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — James Darling, a second-round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles, was arrested for assault and burglary this week on the Washington State campus, his fourth arrest in the past two years.
Toby Krauel, a deputy Whitman County prosecutor, said Darling had been drinking and was trying to track down a person he planned to beat up in a dispute over a woman.
Darling, 22, a former Washington State linebacker, was jailed Tuesday and released on condition that he would pay a $20,000 bond if he violated the terms of the release.
The next hearing is May 16. Prosecutors plan to charge Darling by Thursday.
Darling told Superior Court Judge Wallace Friel he would receive a $750,000 signing bonus from the team and this could cover the $20,000 potential fine if he violated terms of his release.
Among those conditions is that Darling not leave eastern Washington or northern Idaho until his case is resolved, Krauel said. Training camp for NFL teams begins in July.
Darling could not be reached for comment Wednesday. The Philadelphia Eagles did not immediately return a telephone message.
Police reports said Darling broke into a Pullman apartment early Tuesday and waited for the occupant to return. A neighbor reported he was assaulted by Darling when he could not say when the other person would return. Darling also broke a phone at the apartment, Krauel said.
Darling and roommate John Marsh then went to the Sigma Nu fraternity house, where they caused a commotion trying to find their intended victim, police said. They were arrested at the fraternity.
“Throughout the episode, Darling told several people of his intent to hurt not only his intended victim, but others who failed to help him,” police said.
Marsh was released but Darling was jailed for violating parole.
Last year, Darling removed a $6,000 gumball machine from a store in Oroville. Before last season, Darling was charged for allegedly using a stolen parking pass. In 1995, he pleaded guilty to reckless driving.