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Gophers win three but drop two against ranked Alabama

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

Paul Hodowanic

February 25, 2019

Minnesota's softball team traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama this past weekend for the Easton Bama Bash, taking on Alabama, Louisiana Monroe and Missouri State.  The Gophers (7-5) finished the weekend 3-2, beating Missouri State once and Louisiana Monroe twice, but the team fell victim to No. 6 Ala...

Gophers offense finds power from new faces

Utility Carlie Brandt winds up for a pitch during the game against the University of South Dakota on April 4, 2017.

Paul Hodowanic

February 21, 2019

The Gophers have found success from unexpected places this season as new faces have emerged to lead Minnesota on offense. Of the eight home runs the team has hit this season, all of them have been from players who had never hit a home run in a Gophers uniform before:  Hope Brandner, Carlie Brandt, N...

Minnesota splits St. Pete/Clearwater Invitational

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

Erik Nelson

February 18, 2019

After playing against two ranked teams in the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational, the Gophers left Florida with an even record. Minnesota (4-3) won two of its four games in the tournament in Clearwater, Florida, defeating Notre Dame (4-6) on Saturday 10-0 in five innings and California (5-5) 4-0...

Minnesota’s offense is scoring its way to success

Utility player Katelyn Kemmetmueller swings during the game against South Dakota on Apr. 4, 2017.

Erik Nelson

February 14, 2019

Though an all-around game is important, teams can't win games without scoring runs. Minnesota hasn't had any problem with scoring so far this season. The Gophers have scored 21 times in three games for an average of seven per game. Part of that success has come from situational hitting. Head coach Jamie Trac...

Gophers open season by winning two out of three

Utility Carlie Brandt winds up for a pitch during the game against the University of South Dakota on April 4, 2017.

Erik Nelson

February 11, 2019

The Gophers' offense took flight in their regular-season opening weekend, guiding the team to a winning record. No. 21 Minnesota (2-1) began its regular season with two wins and one loss, defeating North Florida (0-2) and Central Florida in a doubleheader on Friday in Orlando, Florida before falling t...

Gophers set to chase 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

February 4, 2019

It's not yet spring in Minnesota, but the No. 21 Gophers are already heading to Florida to begin their season. Minnesota softball is looking to win its fourth consecutive Big Ten tournament title. Last season, the Gophers became the first Big Ten team to win three straight Big Ten championships since the...

All-Big Ten catcher leaves Gophers program

Gophers' softball head coach Jamie Trachsel speaks to players of the team.

Drew Cove

November 20, 2018

Minnesota will be without an all-Big Ten catcher starting in the 2019 season. Junior Kendyl Lindaman will be transferring from Minnesota after two seasons with the Gophers, the Star Tribune first reported. Lindaman is not listed on the roster for 2019 and her departure from the program was confirmed...

Minnesota season ends against No. 5 Washington

Senior Dani Wagner bunts at bat at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, April 21.

Kaleb Medhanie

May 21, 2018

The Gophers got on base, they just didn't get to home plate. The Minnesota softball team couldn’t do enough to keep its season alive, leaving eight runners on base in a loss to No. 5 Washington 5-2 in the NCAA Seattle Regional final. "I was proud of how we came out and kept applying pressure today t...

Minnesota to play Texas in NCAA Tournament

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

Kaleb Medhanie

May 14, 2018

After winning the Big Ten Tournament, Minnesota will head to the NCAA tournament in the Seattle Regional. This is their sixth-straight appearance in the tournament, and will play the Texas Longhorns on Friday at 8 p.m. CST. The Gophers finished the season in stride as they won the Big Ten Tournament f...

Minnesota wins Big Ten Tournament

Senior Dani Wagner bunts at bat at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, April 21.

Kaleb Medhanie

May 14, 2018

Make it three consecutive for the Gophers' softball team. For the third year in a row, Minnesota was crowned the Big Ten champion after a delayed championship game Sunday at Madison, Wisconsin. The No. 2 Gophers played No. 4 Northwestern in the championship and won 9-6.  Minnesota is the first tea...