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The Gophers had only three hits and one run the entire game.
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Thu, 04/03/2014
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Minnesota’s bats were held mostly silent, but the one run the offense did manage was just enough for its pitching staff.

The Gophers shut out Augsburg 1-0 at Siebert Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Minnesota’s Tuesday game against North Dakota State was postponed, so it picked up the game with Augsburg to get some extra in-game experience.

The Gophers were shut out in two games on Sunday, and head coach John Anderson said he didn’t see his team make a lot of adjustments at the plate Wednesday.

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Minnesota had to postpone its game with North Dakota State on Tuesday.
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Wed, 04/02/2014
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Minnesota’s baseball team struggled Sunday afternoon. It lost two games and was outscored 20-0 in those two contests.

But with the addition of a game Wednesday, the Gophers will have a chance to put those losses behind them before their next Big Ten series.

Minnesota was scheduled to play a midweek game against North Dakota State on Tuesday, but it was postponed because of weather.

The Gophers picked up a Wednesday game against Augsburg after the game was cancelled.

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Minnesota played in its first home series of the season over the weekend.
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Mon, 03/31/2014
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The good news for the Gophers baseball team is that it was able to play all three of its games against Michigan State over the weekend. The bad news is what happened in two of those three games.

Minnesota won the first game of the series but followed up with a Sunday doubleheader in which it was outscored 20-0.

The Gophers lost 15-0 in the first game, then 5-0 in the second game, which ended after eight innings due to Michigan State’s travel schedule.

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Minnesota canceled seven games last year because of weather conditions.
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Thu, 03/27/2014
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After 20 consecutive road games, the Gophers baseball team is finally home.

Minnesota is fresh off its longest road trip of the year and will welcome the chance to play at Siebert Field this weekend — if it gets the chance.

“We’ve been in every time zone, but we’re glad to be home, and we hope we can play here this weekend,” head coach John Anderson said.

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The Gophers also had to postpone their game against St. John’s last year.
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Wed, 03/26/2014
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The Gophers baseball team will postpone its first home game of the year because of weather issues, the team announced Monday.

Minnesota was originally scheduled to play St. John’s at Siebert Field on Wednesday at 3:05 p.m.

The Gophers’ game against St. John’s last season was also postponed. Minnesota is scheduled to play Michigan State this weekend, but that series, too, might also face postponement.

The Gophers didn’t play last year’s series against Michigan State because of a snowstorm in April.

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Minnesota also won four games in California over spring break.
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Mon, 03/24/2014
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Minnesota won four of five games in California over spring break before trekking back to the Midwest for a Big Ten series with Northwestern.

The Gophers scored 34 runs in their four victories in the Golden State and followed that success with a big series victory over the Wildcats in their first Big Ten series of the season.

Minnesota took two of three games against Northwestern to kick off its conference season on a high note.

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The Gophers will play eight games in nine days over spring break.
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Thu, 03/13/2014
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Since the season began nearly a month ago, the Gophers baseball team has been on the go nonstop.

A typical week has Minnesota playing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, before arriving back in the Twin Cities during the early hours of Monday morning. Then the team practices Tuesday and Wednesday and heads back on the road Thursday.

If that’s not enough, players have class and schoolwork to manage.

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The Gophers lost a close game to UNC-Greensboro on Sunday.
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Mon, 03/10/2014
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The Gophers dropped two of three games in the weather-shortened Chanticleer Classic over the weekend.

Minnesota was scheduled to play four games, but impending weather issues in Myrtle Beach, S.C., forced a schedule change.

The Gophers lost to Elon 5-2 on Saturday in the first game of the series. They came back and beat Coastal Carolina 5-2 in the second game of the Saturday doubleheader before falling 4-1 to UNC Greensboro on Sunday afternoon.

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Austin Athmann is just a freshman but has stepped up after injuries.
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Thu, 03/06/2014
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Gophers senior Matt Halloran said he figured he’d start nearly every game behind the plate this season. But it didn’t exactly work out as planned.

Halloran started the first game of the season behind the plate, but an arm injury forced him out of the position.

Enter freshman Austin Athmann.

Athmann has started six of nine games behind the plate this season. He leads the team with a .381 batting average.

And he’s done it with very little time to mentally prepare himself for his new role.

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Minnesota’s starters gave up only four earned runs in 17.2 innings of work.
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Mon, 03/03/2014
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The Gophers gave up 24 runs last weekend, but this weekend, the team bounced back to win two of three games against Louisiana Tech.

Minnesota starting pitchers Alec Crawford, Jordan Jess and Ben Meyer gave up a combined four earned runs in 17.2 innings of work.

The Gophers split a doubleheader Saturday, winning the first game 4-2 in extra innings before losing the second game 3-2. Minnesota closed out the series with a 6-1 victory Sunday.

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