The Minnesota Daily

Gophers baseball team concludes surprise year

Jack White
June 8, 2016

Minnesota’s season came to an end Sunday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but the team still had a year marked by success.  The Gophers fought back from a 0-1 record in the College...

Gophers play through pain of lost coach

Jack White
June 1, 2016

While Minnesota will make its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2010 this week, one important member of the team will be absent from the dugout. Longtime Gophers pitching coach Todd Oakes passed away...

Minnesota earns top seed for conference tourney

Jack White
May 25, 2016

While the Gophers did not make the Big Ten Tournament last year, Minnesota will go into this season’s tournament as the top seed after earning the outright conference crown last weekend.  The...

Sophomore first baseman Toby Hanson bats during the Gophers baseball game against Kansas at Siebert Field on Wednesday.

Gophers complete sweep of Jayhawks

Ben Gotz
May 5, 2016

The middle of the Gophers lineup helped slug the team to another victory Wednesday with the wind at its back.     Minnesota (29-13, 11-3 Big Ten) defeated Kansas 12-7 at Siebert Field,...

Minnesota catcher Austin Athmann swings at a pitch from Kansas State in Siebert Field on Tuesday evening. The Gophers beat Kansas 19 to 7 with 23 hits.

Anderson gets 1,200th career victory against Kansas

Kaitlin Merkel
May 4, 2016

The Gophers lineup keeps getting it done.     The team scored a season-high 19 runs off of a season-high 23 hits on Tuesday night at Siebert Field in a 19-7 victory over Kansas.     No....

Sophomore Alex Boxwell runs to first base during the Gophers' game against South Dakota State at Siebert Field on April 13.

Boxwell matures after hard freshman campaign

Kaitlin Merkel
May 3, 2016

Sophomore outfielder Alex Boxwell was used to baseball success growing up.     The Minnesota Mr. Baseball finalist was also used to being on campus, as his mother, Lisa, was a hurdler on the...

Offense responds to beat Illinois

Kaitlin Merkel
May 2, 2016

The Gophers were shut out for the first time in a calendar year during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader against Illinois.     Minnesota’s bats came back with...

Sophomore Micah Coffey prepares to bat during the Gophers game against South Dakota State at Siebert Field on Apr. 13.

Gophers drop road game

Kaitlin Merkel
April 27, 2016

The Gophers dropped their first midweek game of the season on Tuesday, ending a five-game winning streak.     No. 19 Minnesota (25-12) traveled to North Dakota State and lost to the Bison...

Lucas Gilbreath pitches at Siebert Field on April 17 during the Gophers' weekend series against Maryland.

Gilbreath becomes steady bullpen arm for Gophers

Kaitlin Merkel
April 26, 2016

Lucas Gilbreath has been one of the best arms in Minnesota’s bullpen since making his debut a month ago.     The sophomore lefty’s season got off to a late start due to issues off...

Gophers centerfielder Austin Athmann swings at a pitch at Siebert Field on Mar. 31, 2015.

Gophers sweep Wildcats

Kaitlin Merkel
April 25, 2016

The Gophers swept Northwestern on the road over the weekend for their fifth consecutive series victory, led by career pitching performances from senior Dalton Sawyer on Saturday and junior Toby...