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

Ellee Jensen’s all-around ability sparks Gophers

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...

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

Gophers win three but drop two against ranked Alabama

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...

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

Gophers offense finds power from new faces

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...

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

Minnesota splits St. Pete/Clearwater Invitational

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,...

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

Minnesota’s offense is scoring its way to success

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...

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

Gophers open season by winning two out of three

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...

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

Gophers set to chase another Big Ten title

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...

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

All-Big Ten catcher leaves Gophers program

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....

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

Minnesota season ends against No. 5 Washington

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...

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

Minnesota to play Texas in NCAA Tournament

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...