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Gophers thankful to play summer baseball

Gophers Pitcher Trent Schoeberl launches a pitch at U.S. Bank Stadium on Tuesday, March 3. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter

September 9, 2020

In total, 27 players competed in developmental or local leagues.

Gophers thankful to play summer baseball

Gophers Pitcher Trent Schoeberl launches a pitch at U.S. Bank Stadium on Tuesday, March 3. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Brendan O'Brien

September 8, 2020

As spring turned to summer, the pessimism about playing summer baseball continued to grow for Gophers baseball players. For collegiate players, the inability to play would be quite the disappointment. Not only is summer league baseball a great way for players to develop their game through live inni...

Max Meyer selected No. 3 to the Miami Marlins

<p>5Sophomore Max Meyer pitches the ball on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Siebert Field. The Gophers beat the Ohio State Buckeyes 5-4 in the bottom of the 18th inning. </p>

Paul Hodowanic

June 10, 2020

Wednesday night proved to be a historic night for the Gophers' baseball program. Junior right-handed pitcher Max Meyer was selected No. 3 overall by the Miami Marlins in 2020 MLB Draft, making him the highest Gopher selected since Paul Molitor was taken with the third pick in the 1977 MLB Draft. Dave Winf...

MLB Draft Preview: Max Meyer primed to make Gophers history

<p>5Sophomore Max Meyer pitches the ball on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Siebert Field. The Gophers beat the Ohio State Buckeyes 5-4 in the bottom of the 18th inning. </p>

Paul Hodowanic

June 10, 2020

When Max Meyer hears his name called during Wednesday's 2020 MLB Draft, he will likely make Gopher history. The junior from Woodbury has been hailed as a consensus first round pick, one with a high chance to crack the first 10 picks and potentially the top five, thanks to a knee-buckling slider and a fas...

Summer plans in limbo for Gophers baseball players

Gophers Pitcher Bubba Horton throws a pitch at U.S Bank Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 29. The Gophers fell to Duke 3-7.

Brendan O'Brien

April 27, 2020

Baseball is one of the quintessential activities of every summer. Without the freshly cut grass, the 3-2 counts and the crack of the bat, it would not feel like summer. But with the cancellation of the 2020 college baseball season and the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gophers players are unsur...

With season canceled, Gophers learning lessons that transcend baseball

Gophers Head Coach John Anderson observes the game and provides feedback to players at U.S Bank Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 29. The Gophers fell to Duke 3-7.

Nick Jungheim

April 27, 2020

For most teams, seasons end on the field, either in defeat or with a championship. It is rare that, midway through the schedule, the remainder of the year's games are ripped away. But that is the reality thousands of college athletes are facing this spring. In 2020, head coach John Anderson was prepa...

After overcoming injuries, Gophers’ outfielder Grimm faced with another obstacle in COVID-19

Outfielder Otto Grimm rounds third base during the Gophers' 7-6 win against Texas Christian University at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Brendan O'Brien

April 17, 2020

Otto Grimm's time with the Gophers baseball team has been an uphill battle. Growing up in Bemidji, Minnesota, Grimm dreamed of taking the field for the Gophers. While he had a local option to play college baseball in Bemidji State, Grimm said his father, Jim, would always tell him about how playing f...

Joshua Culliver rehabbing arm after shortened season

Courtesy of Kelly Hagenson/University of Minnesota Athletics.

Brendan O'Brien

April 16, 2020

The Gopher baseball season ended abruptly about a month ago, but the season was over earlier for junior pitcher Joshua Culliver. In February, head coach John Anderson announced Culliver's season ended after only two appearances in 2020. Culliver tore his UCL in his right elbow and needed Tommy John surg...

Gophers pitcher Massey continues to make strides

Pitcher J.P. Massey pitches the ball during the Gophers' 7-6 win against Texas Christian University at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Brendan O'Brien

April 4, 2020

Every student-athlete has their own reasoning for choosing a certain university. For Gophers pitcher J.P. Massey, it wasn't just the product on-field that attracted him but the culture it provided.  The second-year pitcher from Chicago said he came to Minnesota to focus on his development in the ne...

Zack Raabe enjoyed breakout success in shortened 2020 season

Gophers Infielder Zack Raabe makes a catch at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 29. The Gophers fell to Duke 3-7.

Nick Jungheim

April 3, 2020

When the 2020 season came to a sudden end, sophomore Zack Raabe had no idea he ranked near the top of Division I in batting average. At the time the season was called off, Raabe was hitting .463, which ranked eighth in the country. Making Raabe's average more impressive was his relatively large sample si...