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

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.

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 this weekend. Brandner hit multiple home runs over a weekend for the first time since March 1.  ...

Minnesota sweeps Sunday doubleheader against Purdue

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.

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. Minnesota won the first game 5-1 and the second game 8-2.  Head coach Jamie Trachsel s...

Gophers dominate Purdue in home opener 5-1

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

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, 4-0 Big Ten) sent the Minnesota faithful home in a happy mood. The team beat the Boilermakers (24-11, 2...

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

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

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 and drove in six runs. The highlight of her weekend came on Saturday. The Gophers trailed the Terra...

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

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

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, as it swept the three-game series, outscoring Maryland 30-13.  The Gophers tripped out of the ga...

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

Sophomore infielder Hope Brandner winds up to hit the ball. 

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 runs. Her batting average is .343, which is second-best on the team. Last season, Brandner led the...

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

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

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 twice and taking two out of three from the higher-ranked Longhorns. "It was a great weekend,...

Amber Fiser racks up accolades and strikeouts in Arizona

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

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 three games over the weekend, pitching seven innings in each. She finished 3-0, racking up 37 str...

Gophers win four out of five in Arizona

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

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 against Drake (11-9), winning 2-0 on Friday and 4-1 on Saturday. Minnesota also defeated Kent State on ...

Ellee Jensen’s all-around ability sparks Gophers

Freshman outfielder Ellee Jensen runs to first base in a game at Siebert Field.

Erik Nelson

February 28, 2019

As a batter, "attacking the pitch" has a very literal meaning to one Gopher sophomore. Center fielder Ellee Jensen relies on her all-around ability on offense and defense, in addition to her distinctive batting style. Right fielder MaKenna Partain said Jensen's best attribute is her vision. "She's s...