The Minnesota Daily

Dani Wagner’s long journey with the Gophers coming to an end

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

Drew Cove

May 3, 2018

It has been a long journey with a lot of bumps in the road for senior Dani Wagner to end up in center field for the Gophers softball team. Minnesota takes on Penn State in the final regular season series, which will be Wagner’s last time in front of her home fans before the Big Ten tournament and the N...

Minnesota wins doubleheader against North Dakota State

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

Drew Cove

May 2, 2018

It was business as usual for Minnesota in a doubleheader. The Gophers tacked on two more victories against North Dakota State Tuesday in the final nonconference matchup of the season. Minnesota won the first game 3-0 and the second game 6-1 against its neighbors to the northwest. "I just thought we ...

Behind Amber Fiser’s perfect game, Minnesota sweeps Purdue

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

Drew Cove

April 30, 2018

Minnesota might not remember too clearly what losing feels like. The Gophers (32-14, 15-3 Big Ten) swept Purdue (13-39, 4-15 Big Ten) this weekend to further solidify their third-place hold in the Big Ten standings. Minnesota just swept its fourth consecutive series, with victories over Iowa, Nebraska,...

Gophers rout Badgers in doubleheader

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

Taylor Pearson

April 26, 2018

Amber Fiser pitched a perfect game through five innings during Minnesota's second matchup against Wisconsin Wednesday.  The Gophers were one hit away from invoking the eight-run rule in the fifth inning, which meant that Fiser could have finished with a complete perfect game, but infielder Sydney Dw...

Minnesota softball wins series over Nebraska

Infielder Allie Arneson swings at bat at the Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Gophers defeated Nebraska 6-0.

Drew Cove

April 23, 2018

Minnesota is on a roll since Big Ten play began.  The Gophers swept Nebraska (30-17, 8-7 Big Ten) at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium over the weekend for the team's second consecutive series sweep. Minnesota beat the Cornhuskers 10-1 in a shortened first game Friday, won in a shutout 6-0 on Saturday and ...

After several stops, Sydney Smith finds ‘good fit’ with Minnesota

Pitcher Sydney Smith warms up before a game on October 7, 2017.

Drew Cove

April 19, 2018

University of Minnesota pitcher Sydney Smith is well-traveled with trips abroad and across the country. Smith just recorded her third victory with the Gophers in the series finale Sunday over Iowa, clinching a sweep for the weekend. For Smith, it was a long journey to find herself pitching for Minne...

Minnesota sweeps Iowa in rescheduled series

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

Drew Cove

April 16, 2018

Minnesota recorded its first three-game series sweep of the season on Friday. The games were rescheduled and not cancelled, and the Gophers took advantage and won their series versus Iowa on Thursday and Friday. Minnesota (24-14, 7-3 Big Ten) won the game on Thursday 8-0, the first game of the doubl...

MaKenna Partain’s demeanor works with children and softball

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

Drew Cove

April 12, 2018

The future for MaKenna Partain could go many ways, but working with kids will be part of the plan. "I'm hoping to become a family therapist, more so work with children. I am also minoring in child psychology," Partain said. "Hopefully [I'll] be working with children, picking their brains a bit." Min...

Minnesota softball splits series with Michigan State

Danielle Parlich watches the ball fly off her bat during a game against Northwestern on April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Drew Cove

April 9, 2018

Minnesota had another weekend of weather-related changes. The Gophers (21-14, 4-3 Big Ten) went to East Lansing, Michigan to face off against Michigan State (14-19, 2-6 Big Ten) for a three-day, three-game series. By the end of the weekend, it turned into a one-day doubleheader. Minnesota split the short...

Leading the Gophers in batting average, Ellee Jensen feels at home with Minnesota

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

Drew Cove

April 5, 2018

Since its last season, Minnesota's softball team has remained relatively the same. One of the team's additions stands out, though. Ellee Jensen, the Gophers' freshman left fielder, leads the team in batting average, .371. Now roughly halfway through her first season, she will look to continue her pla...