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Natalie Denhartog waits for the pitch during the game against Iowa at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Friday, April 26.

Minnesota softball puts together its best weekend of the year

Nolan O'Hara
March 2, 2020

Strong offensive performances helped the Gophers softball team to an impressive showing at the Auburn Tournament, where it won four of five games games in the series. Gophers run-rule Binghamton, top Auburn...

MaKenna Partain waits to bat on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

MaKenna Partain is a consistent force for Gophers softball

Nolan O'Hara
February 27, 2020

When the Gophers softball team needs a hit, it knows it can count on the bat of MaKenna Partain.  The Gophers' senior infielder has been a mark of consistency for the team in the last four years....

Gophers softball win three of five in Baylor Tournament

Nolan O'Hara and Julianna Landis
February 23, 2020

The Gophers' softball team earned another trio of wins in a wild weekend series at the Baylor Tournament in Waco, Texas.  Texas State escapes, Gophers stomp Tulsa Friday The Gophers dropped their...

Emily Hansen, left, and Natalie DenHartog.

Who’s on first? — Hansen fills void for Gophers softball

Nolan O'Hara
February 20, 2020

A week before the Gophers' softball team would head to Florida for their season-opening series in Clearwater, the team announced infielder Hope Brandner was not medically cleared to play, leaving a void...

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Gophers softball splits weekend series in Clearwater

Nolan O'Hara
February 17, 2020

The Gophers softball team picked up another pair of wins over the weekend in the ESPN St. Pete Clearwater Elite Invitational, a four-game series against some of the top teams in the country.  Gophers...

Junior Amber Fiser pitches during the game against Louisiana State University on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Gophers win three of five games on opening weekend

Nolan O'Hara and Julianna Landis
February 11, 2020

The Gophers' softball team returned to the field for the first time in 2020 over the weekend, winning three games at the NFCA Division 1 Leadoff Classic.  Wins over Missouri State and NC State Friday In...

Members of the Gopher softball team celebrate after winning the NCAA Super Regional against Louisiana State at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, May 25. 

Gophers softball embraces expectations

Nolan O'Hara
February 6, 2020

The Gophers softball team is set to return to the field with high expectations, coming off their first-ever appearance in the Women's College World Series in 2019.  Last season, the Gophers proved...

Junior Hope Brandner takes a swing at bat on Wednesday, May 29.

Gophers announce Hope Brandner is not medically cleared to play

Paul Hodowanic
January 28, 2020

With the University of Minnesota's softball team set to open its season against North Carolina State in just 10 days, the team announced Tuesday that star infielder Hope Brandner has not been medically...

Autumn Pease.

Gophers softball adds a pair of transfers

Nolan O'Hara
July 31, 2019

After their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Women's College World Series didn't go as planned, the Gophers softball team looked to strengthen its roster by adding two transfers: pitcher Autumn Pease...

Members of the Gopher softball team celebrate after winning the NCAA Super Regional against Louisiana State at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, May 25. 

Gophers softball reaping rewards from successful season

John Miller
June 19, 2019

The Gophers softball team had its most successful season in school history in 2019. Despite losing in the Women’s College World Series to UCLA and the University of Washington, weeks later they are still...