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

Non-Conference schedule leaves Gophers in strong position

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....

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.

Hope Brandner has weekend to remember in Gophers’ first home series

Erik Nelson
April 1, 2019

When Minnesota needed runs, first baseman Hope Brandner provided the Gophers with an offensive spark. Brandner hit two home runs and drove in three runs on Sunday as the Gophers swept the Boilermakers...

Senior Allie Arneson awaits the pitch on Friday, March 29 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers beat the Purdue Boilermakers 5-1.

Minnesota sweeps Sunday doubleheader against Purdue

Erik Nelson
April 1, 2019

On a cold, Sunday afternoon at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium, the Gophers entertained the home crowd with 13 runs in a Big Ten doubleheader. No. 19 Minnesota (25-9, 6-0) defeated Purdue (24-13, 2-4) in a doubleheader....

Sophomore Amber Fiser pitches against Northwestern on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Gophers dominate Purdue in home opener 5-1

Paul Hodowanic
March 29, 2019

Fans filled the stands of Jane Sage Cowles Stadium for the first time in 2019 as the Gophers softball team faced off against Purdue for the home opener on a brisk Friday afternoon.  The Gophers (23-9,...

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

In final season, Maddie Houlihan looks to lead Gophers to another Big Ten title

Erik Nelson
March 28, 2019

Right fielder Maddie Houlihan was Minnesota's hero against Maryland this weekend.  In the Gophers' first Big Ten series of the season, Houlihan led Minnesota offensively with a .667 batting average...

Infielder MaKenna Partain swings during a game against Northwestern on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Gophers sweep the Terrapins in first Big Ten series of the year

Paul Hodowanic
March 25, 2019

The Gophers (22-9, 3-0) ended their spring break trip in Maryland (16-15, 0-3) taking on the Terrapins in their first Big Ten matchup of the season. Minnesota's start to conference play was a success,...

Sophomore infielder Hope Brandner winds up to hit the ball. 

Hope Brandner hasn’t missed a stride in first season with Minnesota

Erik Nelson
March 14, 2019

First baseman Hope Brandner is producing for the Gophers in her first season with Minnesota. After spending the 2018 season with Oregon State, Brandner leads the Gophers with 26 RBIs and has hit six home...

Infielder MaKenna Partain swings during a game against Northwestern on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Gophers beat No.9 Texas twice, go 4-1 for the weekend

Paul Hodowanic
March 11, 2019

No. 22 Minnesota softball traveled to Austin, Texas for the Longhorn Invitational over the weekend, taking on Texas Southern and No. 9 Texas. The Gophers came out of the weekend 4-1, defeating Texas Southern...

Amber Fiser pitches against Northwestern on April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Amber Fiser racks up accolades and strikeouts in Arizona

Paul Hodowanic
March 7, 2019

Junior starting pitcher Amber Fiser began the season for the second consecutive year as the team's ace and first option. She has certainly pitched up to the responsibility so far.  Fiser pitched in...

Sophomore Amber Fiser pitches during a game against Nebraska at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Gophers win four out of five in Arizona

Erik Nelson
March 5, 2019

The Gophers opened March with four wins in five games. No. 23 Minnesota (11-6) won four out of five at the Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Arizona this weekend. The Gophers swept their two-game series...