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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 advances to Big Ten tournament semifinal

Erik Nelson
May 11, 2019

The Gophers are one win away from another Big Ten championship game. No. 3 Minnesota (40-11, 20-2) defeated No. 11 Purdue (31-27, 6-17) 4-3 Friday at Andy Mohr Field in Bloomington, Indiana. Senior pitcher...

Pitcher Amber Fisher celebrates after a strike out at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium against Northwestern on Friday, May 3, 2019.

Gophers take two out of three from Northwestern

Erik Nelson
May 6, 2019

In front of a crowd of 1,323 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Sunday, the Gophers spoiled Northwestern's bid to win the Big Ten regular-season title. No. 13 Minnesota (39-11, 20-2) defeated No. 19 Northwestern...

Katelyn Kemmetmueller looks to throw the ball to first base at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Sunday, April 14. The Gophers beat Michigan State two games to none as part of their double header.

Gophers fall in a pitchers’ duel against Northwestern

Paul Hodowanic
May 4, 2019

"Our stats almost mirror each other. It's almost like playing yourself a little bit." Those were the words of Gopher head coach Jamie Trachsel earlier this week. They proved to be true on Friday night....

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Carlie Brandt: Minnesota’s swiss army knife

Paul Hodowanic
May 2, 2019

The Gophers head into the final regular season series of the season against Northwestern having won their last 11 games. They stand in third place in the Big Ten with a chance to climb into the top spot...

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

Minnesota sweeps Iowa in weekend series

Erik Nelson
April 29, 2019

On a sunny Friday afternoon, the Gophers' offense was efficient as Minnesota won both games in five innings thanks to the mercy rule. The Gophers won the first game 9-0 and the second game 8-0.  Head...

Freshman Natalie Denhartog hits the ball on Friday, March 29 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat the Purdue Boilermakers 5-1.

Minnesota sweeps Wisconsin in border battle doubleheader

Erik Nelson
April 25, 2019

When Minnesota needed offense, two Gophers' outfielders delivered against Wisconsin on Wednesday. Left fielder Natalie DenHartog and right fielder Maddie Houlihan each hit two home runs as No. 16 Minnesota...

Gophers sophomore Maddie Houlihan hits the ball against Purdue at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, April 30, 2017.

Gophers sweep Cornhuskers in Nebraska

Paul Hodowanic
April 22, 2019

The Gophers kept pace in the crowded Big Ten standings with a sweep of Nebraska over the weekend. Minnesota currently sits third in the conference, trailing second-place Michigan by half a game and Northwestern...

Amber Fiser throws a pitch at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Sunday, April 14. The Gophers beat Michigan State two games to none as part of their double header.

Minnesota sweeps doubleheader over Michigan State

April 15, 2019

A young pitching staff for Michigan State and multiple schedule changes worked in Minnesota's favor in Sunday's doubleheader at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. The Gophers won the first game 7-1 and the second...

Freshman Natalie Denhartog hits the ball on Friday, March 29 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat the Purdue Boilermakers 5-1.

‘Great, not good’: freshman Natalie DenHartog makes waves in Minnesota offense

Erik Nelson
April 11, 2019

Gophers left fielder Natalie DenHartog has appeared in 36 of Minnesota's 37 games this season. It didn't take long for the freshman to make an impact for the Gophers offensively. In her fourth career game,...

Infielder Hope Brandner catches the ball for an out on Friday, March 29 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat the Purdue Boilermakers 5-1.

Gophers take two out of three at Illinois

Paul Hodowanic
April 8, 2019

The Gophers' softball team traveled to Illinois over the weekend, riding a six-game winning streak and looking for their third consecutive Big Ten sweep. While the Gophers failed to complete the sweep,...