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Mon, 04/27/2015
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A downpour Friday night led to delayed play for a day, and that seemed to weigh down the Gophers’ bats when their series against Michigan finally began.
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<div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Michigan&rsquo;s six-run seventh inning Sunday broke open the rubber match.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div>
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Thu, 04/23/2015
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The Gophers only needed three swings to blow past South Dakota State on Wednesday.
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<div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Michael Handel and &nbsp;Alex Boxwell both hit home runs in the 3-2 home victory.</div>
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Wed, 04/22/2015
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Needing to get out of a bases-loaded jam Sunday, interim pitching coach Scott Matyas strolled to the mound and waved a few fingers toward the bullpen.
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Mon, 04/20/2015
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After a messy first inning on Sunday, the Gophers were in danger of letting their first sweep of the Big Ten season slip away.
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<div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> The Gophers swept Penn State, moving their win total in Big Ten play to six.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div>
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Thu, 04/16/2015
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The Gophers began the year searching for a first baseman, and after trying a few different players at the position, the team appears to have found one.
 
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<div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Originally a catcher, Toby Hanson is now a starter as a first baseman.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div>
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Wed, 04/15/2015
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The Gophers came up to bat in the third inning down one run, needing somebody to respond.
 
As it turns out, almost the entire team did. 
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<div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Minnesota recorded 16 hits against North Dakota State&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1066682764" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">on Tuesday</span></span>, winning 13-5.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div>
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Tue, 04/14/2015
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Senior Ben Meyer has been the only reliable presence in the Gophers’ rotation, but he’s struggled so far this season.
 
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Mon, 04/13/2015
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The Gophers got one standout pitching performance over the weekend, but it wasn’t enough for the team to win its first series in the Big Ten.
 
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<div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Minnesota lost two out of three games at the Cornhuskers.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> &nbsp;</div>
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Publish Date: 
Thu, 04/09/2015
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Before his team took the field Wednesday evening, head coach John Anderson told the Gophers they needed a clean game.

The team delivered, throwing its second shutout of the season while recording no errors in an 11-0 victory.

“It was a crisper game,” Anderson said. “I thought we attacked the strike zone and did a better job with our breaking ball tonight.”

Hits came in bunches early against a Carleton squad that could not slow down its Division I opponent. Within three innings, the Gophers (11-17) had a double-digit lead.

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The Gophers will return to Big Ten action with a series against Nebraska.
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Wed, 04/08/2015
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When the Gophers return home to Siebert Field in the coming week, they might have to add a warning sign to the facility’s outfield
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The Gophers have already hit more home runs this year than in either of their first two seasons at Siebert Field. And this season, their opponents are hitting more balls out of the park, too.

Collegiate baseball programs have moved from using raised-seam to flat-seam balls this year, which has led to a large home run increase across the board in Division I baseball.

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NCAA data from March showed that home runs are up 40 percent this season.
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