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Senior Alex Boxwell bats during the game against St. John's University on Saturday, March 31 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers won 6-3.

Minnesota baseball sweeps Penn State

Jack Warrick
April 9, 2018

With less-than-ideal weather conditions canceling a Minnesota series earlier in the week, the team was forced to reschedule to West Lafayette, Indiana to play Penn State. The Gophers had a gritty mentality...

Junior Terrin Vavra returns the ball infield during the game against St. John's University on Saturday, March 31 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers won 6-3.

Terrin Vavra, free of injury, shines for Gophers

Jack Warrick
April 5, 2018

Gophers shortstop Terrin Vavra has not been fully healthy in his collegiate career —until now.  He has recovered from a back injury that left him on the sidelines for much of his freshman season,...

Catcher Eli Wilson swings during the game against St. John's University on Saturday, March 31 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers won 6-3.

Gophers rally to take series over St. John’s

Jack Warrick
April 2, 2018

The Gophers gave up nine hits in two innings on Thursday in their first game against St. John's, allowing an early 9-0 lead. But the Gophers found a way to rally the next two days. After they lost the...

Sophomore Luke Pettersen prepares to bat at Siebert Field on April 1, 2016.

Once undervalued, Luke Pettersen becomes one of Minnesota’s top hitters

Jack Warrick
March 29, 2018

Head coach John Anderson said in 2016 Luke Pettersen was an in-betweener — a guy who would be very good at the Division II level, but possibly might not cut it at the Division I level. But now in his...

Freshman pitcher Max Meyer throws the ball during a game against Arizona at US Bank Stadium on March 2.

Gophers take first Big Ten series at Nebraska

Jack Warrick
March 26, 2018

The Gophers took on Nebraska, the defending Big Ten regular season champion, in a three-game series over the weekend. Minnesota made sure the Cornhuskers conference play did not get off to a hot start...

Freshman pitcher Max Meyer throws the ball during a game against Arizona at US Bank Stadium on March 2.

Max Meyer steps up as Minnesota’s closer

Jack Warrick
March 22, 2018

The departure of pitcher Brian Glowicki, who ran out of eligibility last year and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs, left the Gophers with a void to fill at closer. Glowicki's 16 saves was a record number...

Gophers shortstop Terrin Vavra turns a double play against Iowa on March 5, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Minnesota baseball wins two of three against TCU

Jack Warrick
March 19, 2018

The Gophers (14-8) finished off their spring break road trip with three games against TCU. They will come back to Minnesota feeling good after winning two of three over TCU (10-7) in Fort Worth, Texas...

Redshirt sophomore Jordan Kozicky watches the pitch during a game against North Dakota State University at Siebert Field on Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017.

Gophers sweep midweek series at U.S. Bank Stadium

Jack Warrick
March 9, 2018

When Gophers infielder Cole McDevitt stepped up to the plate in the sixth inning, it looked like the his team was going to go 1-1 in the mid-week series. The score was 4-1, with the Wisconsin-Milwaukee...

Gophers pitcher Toby Anderson throws a pitch during a game against Iowa on Sunday, March 5 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Freshmen fill gaps in depleted bullpen

Jack Warrick
March 8, 2018

Gophers baseball head coach John Anderson knew before the season started that one big question mark ahead of his team was the pitching staff. "We're going to need a lot of people to step up for us when...

Gophers shortstop Terrin Vavra turns a double play against Iowa on March 5, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Gophers go 1-2 in DQ Classic

Jack Warrick
March 6, 2018

The Gophers faced three Pac-12 conference opponents in their first weekend home series. They finished the weekend with a 1-2 DQ Classic record. Minnesota (8-4) beat Arizona (5-6) in the first game by a...