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Jordan Kozicky eyes the ball during the game against Illinois on Sunday, April 14 at Siebert Field in Minneapolis. The Gophers lost 3-13.

Former walk-on Jordan Kozicky goes where the Gophers need him

Jack Warrick
April 18, 2019

When Jordan Kozicky, the Gophers' new starting shortstop, came to the team as a walk-on three seasons ago, head coach John Anderson didn't know where he was going to play. "We just thought he was athletic...

First baseman Cole McDevitt prepares to catch Patrick Fredrickson's throw after a UCLA player tried to steal second during the game on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Siebert Field. The Gophers won 3-2.

Gophers take mid-week game over South Dakota State

Jack Warrick
April 17, 2019

Minnesota's experienced players were on display in Tuesday's win over South Dakota State University. Senior first baseman Cole McDevitt hit 3-4 and batted in the game-winning run in the top of the fifth...

Shortstop Jordan Kozicky hits a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning on Wednesday, March 27 at Siebert Field.

Gophers take series finale over Illinois with late comeback

Jack Warrick
April 16, 2019

Minnesota responded on Monday after dropping both games of a double-header on Sunday to Illinois. The Gophers came back from a 4-1 deficit in the late stages of the game and took the victory over Illinois...

Ryan Duffy pitches the ball to Illinois on Sunday, April 14 at Siebert Field. Gophers lost 3-13 to Illinois.

Gophers drop double header against Illinois

Jack Warrick
April 15, 2019

Gophers baseball returned to play on Sunday after a late-week snow storm postponed the scheduled Friday and Saturday games. Minnesota (14-18, 6-5 Big Ten) dropped both games of the double header against...

Max Meyer watches the ball at Siebert Field on Tuesday, April 9.

Gophers’ Max Meyer adjusts to new roles: game one starter and top hitter

Jack Warrick
April 11, 2019

Minnesota's best pitcher and one of its top hitters has a relaxed approach to the game. Gophers starting pitcher and designated hitter Max Meyer approaches the game of baseball like he's playing whiffle...

Freshman Max Meyer closes out the game against UCLA on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Siebert Field. The Gophers won 3-2.

Max Meyer’s first career homer beats NDSU

Jack Warrick
April 10, 2019

Minnesota had another walk-off victory that almost didn't happen. Gophers' sophomore Max Meyer had to convince head coach John Anderson to let him stay in the game for another at-bat on Tuesday night after...

Catcher Eli Wilson rounds second base at Siebert Field on Friday, March 29.

Gophers drop Big Ten series to Michigan

Jack Warrick
April 8, 2019

Minnesota dropped its first Big Ten series of the year to Michigan (22-8 overall, 4-1 Big Ten) over the weekend. The Gophers (13-16 overall, 6-3 Big Ten) won the series opener 6-4 on Friday in Ann Arbor,...

Outfielder Drew Hmielewski runs for first base at Siebert Field on Friday, March 29. Eli Wilson's home run in the bottom of the tenth inning lead the Gophers to a 5-2 win over Nebraska.

After choosing baseball last season, Hmielewski starts to make an impact

Jack Warrick
April 4, 2019

Drew Hmielewski came to the University of Minnesota two years ago as one of a select category of athlete: a two-sport Division I athlete. Today's sports environment has an increasing focus on specialization,...

Head Coach John Anderson is upset with an umpire's call during the game against Canisius on Friday, June 1, 2018. The Gophers won 10-1.

Anderson gets 1,300th win with 14-4 victory over St. Scholastica

Jack Warrick
April 3, 2019

Gophers head coach John Anderson won his 1,300th game on Tuesday, but he didn't know it. Minnesota (12-14, 5-1 Big Ten) beat the College of St. Scholastica 14-4 in the second Division III matchup of the...

Outfielder Easton Bertrand swings at bat at Siebert Field on Friday, March 29. 

Minnesota wins series over Nebraska thanks to walk-off wild pitch

Jack Warrick
April 2, 2019

The game was nearly headed to extra innings for the second time in the series, but one wild pitch changed that. The game was tied and the bases were loaded. Minnesota first baseman Cole McDevitt swung...