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Junior Toby Hanson bats for the Gophers during their game against Illinois on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Siebert Field.

Gophers baseball outscored 28-10 by Illini in third straight Big Ten series loss

May 1, 2017

The Fighting Illini had no shortage of offense in their series against the Gophers.Minnesota gave up 23 runs to Illinois on Saturday, losing both games of a doubleheader and dropping its third-straight...

Pitcher Lucas Gilbreath throws pitches at Siebert Field on April 17, 2016.

Rebuilt Gophers pitching staff is finding success

April 27, 2017

Since the beginning of the season, Minnesota head coach John Anderson has emphasized that the team is rebuilding its pitching staff this season. The Gophers lost four pitchers from last season’s team,...

Sophomore first baseman Toby Hanson bats during the Gophers baseball game against Kansas at Siebert Field on Wednesday.

Gophers don’t rely on superstition to win baseball games, but it helps

April 20, 2017

Superstition in baseball is nothing new, but the 22-10 Gophers have developed their own style.No, there’s no live praying mantis, like the one in the dugout of the Kansas City Royals – known as the...

Sophomore Alex Boxwell runs to first base during the Gophers' game against South Dakota State at Siebert Field on April 13.

Gophers baseball drops conference series for the first time this season

April 17, 2017

Despite scoring 23 runs, Minnesota dropped two of three over the weekend against Indiana in Bloomington, which brought the first conference series loss for the Gophers so far this season.“The Big Ten...

Freshman infielder Eddie Estrada slides through home plate at Siebert Field on Tuesday. After six innings with no runs during a game versus North Dakota State, the Gophers scored seven runs in the seventh inning, later closing the match 10-0.

Minnesota baseball wins home opener, 7-1

April 5, 2017

With a start-time temperature of 62 degrees, it was prime condition for Minnesota’s Tuesday home opener.The day went about as well as it could for the Gophers, who won their first game at Siebert Field...

Redshirt senior catcher and outfielder Matt Stemper prepares for a catch as junior Skyler Wenninger connects with the ball on Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Minnesota baseball extends winning streak to nine games

April 3, 2017

Minnesota continued its perfect start to the conference season this weekend with a sweep of Michigan State in East Lansing.The Gophers have won nine consecutive games. All nine wins have come on the road....

Pitcher Lucas Gilbreath throws pitches at Siebert Field on April 17, 2016.

Gophers baseball sweeps Ohio State in first conference series

March 27, 2017

After winning the Big Ten last season, Minnesota started its title defense this weekend with a sweep of Ohio State.Coming into conference play, the team isn’t focused on trying to repeat. They are trying...

US Bank Stadium as seen before a Gophers baseball game on Feb. 26, 2017.

U.S. Bank Stadium gets mixed reviews for Minnesota baseball

March 23, 2017

When Minnesota played Seattle University on Feb. 24 at U.S. Bank Stadium, it marked the first time the Gophers had played a home game in February since 2013.Only two players on the current roster were...

Sophomore first baseman Toby Hanson bats during the Gophers baseball game against Kansas at Siebert Field on Wednesday.

Minnesota moves to 8-4 after two midweek wins

March 10, 2017

Minnesota is 8-4 through 12 games this season, giving just enough of a sample size to assess the season thus far.“I’m happy where we’re at,” head coach John Anderson said. “The home stand’s...

Redshirt senior Jordan Smith winds up to hit on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Minnesota hosted 30th Dairy Queen Classic at U.S. Bank Stadium

March 6, 2017

After a four-year break, the Dairy Queen Classic returned to Minnesota, and the host Gophers went 2-3 over the weekend.They started the weekend with a thrilling 4-3 extra-inning victory over Oral Roberts....

Gophers take first loss at U.S. Bank Stadium

March 1, 2017

After scoring 44 runs in their first five games of the season, the Gophers could only manage one in their loss against North Dakota State University Tuesday night at U.S. Bank Stadium.Freshman Nolan Burchill...