The Minnesota Daily

U freshman Kommerstad in an unusual role

Aaron Blake
April 21, 2004

The last time a true freshman started consistently for Minnesota's baseball team was five years ago, when Cottage Grove, Minn., native Luke Appert stepped in as designated hitter and showed the upperclassmen...

Power surge: HRs dominate series

Aaron Blake
April 19, 2004

The winds were blowing out at Siebert Field on Friday and Saturday, and the first three games of the Minnesota-Penn State baseball series were accordingly decided by home runs. But on Sunday, it was the...

U taking it one series at a time

Aaron Blake
April 16, 2004

After Wednesday's 3-2, 10-inning win over South Dakota State, Minnesota baseball coach John Anderson noted that, at this point in the Big Ten season, most of the teams look pretty even. Accordingly, his...

Gophers squeak past Division II foe

Aaron Blake
April 15, 2004

A combination of South Dakota State baseball pitchers surprisingly shut down Minnesota hitters for seven straight innings Wednesday, but the end of the game belonged to the Gophers, thanks to some clutch...

Gophers glad to be home; Siebert Field in ‘great shape’

Aaron Blake
April 14, 2004

Despite all the talk about the crumbling walls and the need for a new facility for his team, Minnesota baseball coach John Anderson said there is no place he would rather be this afternoon. "Considering...

U wins three of four on the road

Aaron Blake
April 12, 2004

Minnesota's baseball team once again lost a five-plus-run lead this weekend, but the other three games in the series and the fact that a 19-game road trip is finally done, overshadowed the blown lead. Minnesota...

Keep on trucking: Road-weary Gophers off to Ind.

Aaron Blake
April 9, 2004

As Minnesota's baseball team hits the tail end of a 19-game, monthlong road trip, the emphasis is appropriately on finishing. The arduous period of travel will soon be over, and Gophers coach John Anderson...

Another big lead, another loss

Aaron Blake
April 8, 2004

For the second time in four days, Minnesota's baseball team blew a sizeable lead and suffered a disappointing loss. The Gophers lost to Northern Iowa 7-6 in 10 innings Wednesday evening at Riverfront Stadium...

Look at Mee: Redshirt frosh carries a big stick

Aaron Blake
April 7, 2004

It's almost as if Mike Mee was destined to play baseball at Minnesota. His father, Tom Mee Jr., played alongside current coach John Anderson in the mid-70s for the Gophers and roomed with Hall of Famer-elect...

Gophers split series in Michigan

Aaron Blake
April 5, 2004

Minnesota's baseball team got the Big Ten season off to the wrong start with a 4-3, 12-inning loss Friday against Michigan and came up just short of rebounding to win the four-game series. The Gophers...