With runners on first and third, Sam Macken singled into right field, driving in the game-winning run against Michigan last season and solidifying the Gophers’ first Big Ten title since 1999. Minnesota will begin its journey to repeat that championship this weekend.
Minnesota’s senior class first arrived on campus near the beginning of head coach Jessica Allister’s rapid program turnaround.
In the first game of the Gophers’ doubleheader Wednesday, head coach Jessica Allister sprinted to the home plate umpire to dispute a call in the fifth inning.
Pitching coach Piper Ritter spends games signaling to her pitchers and catchers, giving cues for any adjustments that she sees fit. But Ritter’s coaching started far before she landed her current role at Minnesota in 2007.
After Friday’s game was postponed by rain, the Gophers seemed eager to get back on the field.
With heavy gusts coming inward, home runs weren’t likely in the Gophers’ doubleheader against North Dakota State on Wednesday.
Once bitter rivals, Erika Rozell and Kylie Stober are now collegiate teammates. Rozell attended Lakeville North High School, while Stober attended the school’s crosstown nemesis, Lakeville South.
With one out in the seventh inning of the Gophers’ victory over Michigan State on Sunday, sophomore pitcher Sara Groenewegen launched a triple into right field.
Before Wednesday’s 8-2 victory against South Dakota, Minnesota played a dozen consecutive games against Big Ten opponents.
Before every home at-bat, Tyler Walker slowly makes her way to the batter’s box, nodding her head to her chosen walkup song that plays from the speakers inside Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.
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