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Gopher softball’s Autumn Pease having breakout 2021 season

Gopher softball’s Autumn Pease having breakout 2021 season

Matthew Kennedy
May 1, 2021
Pease has tallied 85 strikeouts in her 92 innings pitched for the Gophers softball team.
Episode 39: Gophers softball on a roll in final stretch of regular season

Episode 39: Gophers softball on a roll in final stretch of regular season

Nolan O'Hara and Matthew Kennedy
April 24, 2021
In this week's episode of the "Weekly Rundown," our staff discusses the Gophers softball team's recent success, the team's series against Nebraska and what to expect in the waning stretch of the season.
 Amber Fiser pitches during the game against Louisiana State University on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

No. 24 Gophers softball wins three of four against Nebraska

Matthew Kennedy, Sports Reporter
April 20, 2021
Autumn Pease threw a no-hitter in the second game of the series, the 32nd in program history.
MaKenna Partain waits to bat on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Gophers softball wins three of four during Partain’s record-breaking weekend

Matthew Kennedy
March 30, 2021
In 2019, Partain broke the single-season runs record with 66.
Photo Courtesy of Gopher Softball

Gophers’ softball adds alum Katie Richardson as assistant coach

Julianna Landis
July 2, 2020

The Gophers' softball team has rounded out its coaching staff with the addition of program alum Katie Richardson, who will join as an assistant coach. In her career for the Gophers, Richardson started...

Junior Katelyn Kemmetmueller practices on the side as freshman Emma burns goes up to bat on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat North Dakota State University 3-0.

Ritter in for the long haul as Gopher softball coach

Nolan O'Hara
May 4, 2020

The Gophers' softball team has had three different head coaches in the last four years. That period of turnover is now over.  On Sunday, Athletics Director Mark Coyle announced Piper Ritter will take...

The Gopher softball team stands during the national anthem on Saturday, May 18 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat the University of Georgia 2-1.

Gophers softball begins head coaching search

Nolan O'Hara
April 30, 2020

A spring break series in Hawaii, a canceled season and now a head coaching search. It's been a whirlwind last two months for the Gophers softball team.  On April 23, in the midst of an already uncertain...

Gophers' softball head coach Jamie Trachsel speaks to players of the team.

Gophers softball head coach Jamie Trachsel announces departure for Ole Miss

Nolan O'Hara
April 24, 2020

Gophers softball head coach Jamie Trachsel is leaving the program to become the next head coach at Ole Miss, according to KSTP's Darren Wolfson.  Trachsel spent three seasons as the head coach of...

Junior Katelyn Kemmetmueller throws the ball to first base for an out on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat North Dakota State University 3-0.

Three more seniors announce 2021 return for Gophers softball

Nolan O'Hara
April 22, 2020

Three more seniors will be returning to the Gophers' softball team for the 2021 season, the team announced Monday via Twitter.  On March 30, the NCAA passed a proposal granting spring athletes an...

Brooke Vander Heide reflects on short yet meaningful senior season

Nolan O'Hara
April 20, 2020

Deciding to transfer to the University of Minnesota for her senior season, Brooke Vander Heide was looking forward to something new.  Prior to attending Minnesota, the senior outfielder spent three...