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Gophers take two out of three from Northwestern

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

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 (42-9, 21-2) 4-0 behind a dominant performance from pitcher Amber Fiser. The Gophers won two o...

Gophers fall in a pitchers’ duel against 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.

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. The Gophers got a taste of their own medicine as dominant pitching and opportunistic offense by Northw...

Carlie Brandt: Minnesota’s swiss army knife

Illustrated by Abby Adamski

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 after this weekend. While some Gophers' players, such as stars Hope Brandner and Amber Fiser, continue ...

Minnesota sweeps Iowa in weekend series

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

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 coach Jamie Trachsel said Minnesota was ready for Friday's games after a weekend on the road. "It...

Minnesota sweeps Wisconsin in border battle doubleheader

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.

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 (34-10, 15-1) swept Wisconsin (33-10, 10-7) on Wednesday. The Gophers won game one 8-2 and game ...

Gophers sweep Cornhuskers in Nebraska

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

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 by one game. The Gophers will take on the Wildcats in the final series of the regular season Ma...

Minnesota sweeps doubleheader over Michigan State

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.

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 game 9-5 in the shortened series. Minnesota technically earned the series sweep in two games bec...

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

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.

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, which was against Notre Dame, on Feb. 16, DenHartog hit her first collegiate home run, a three-r...

Gophers take two out of three at Illinois

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.

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, the team took two out of three from the Fighting Illini, boosting their conference record to 8-1.  Minnesota started t...

Non-Conference schedule leaves Gophers in strong position

Junior Amber Fiser pitches on Friday, March 29 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat the Purdue Boilermakers 5-1.

Paul Hodowanic

April 4, 2019

The No. 19-ranked Gophers' softball team wants to be seen as a powerhouse.  But not just one in the Big Ten, where the team has finished 84-11 over the past five seasons, but in all of college softball. So far in 2019, their record and schedule have accomplished that.  After the conclusion o...