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Minnesota allowed 24 runs in a series against Creighton over the weekend.
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Mon, 02/24/2014
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Minnesota, plagued by pitching struggles, dropped two of three games to Creighton over the weekend in Fort Myers, Fla.

“We have to pitch, and we have to play defense,” head coach John Anderson said. “We didn’t do those two things very well this weekend.”

The Gophers gave up 24 runs and committed four errors in three games.

Minnesota came back from a four-run deficit in Friday’s 10-5 win. It was the team’s only win of the series.

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Thu, 02/20/2014
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Mark Tatera is the only player on the Gophers baseball roster that has the letters “UT” by his name.

While many players on the roster play multiple positions, Tatera is the only one listed as a utility player.

“No matter where I’ve gone, I’ve never really had a position,” he said.

The junior played a combination of shortstop and catcher growing up and also spent time in center field.

As a freshman at Duke, Tatera caught and played third in the fall but was put at second in the spring season.

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The Gophers, who struggled at the plate last season, scored 20 runs.
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Mon, 02/17/2014
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Minnesota has struggled at the plate in recent years, and the Gophers are making strides to address that issue this season.

So far, so good.

Minnesota racked up 20 runs in a series sweep against Northern Illinois this weekend in Glendale, Ariz.

“We’ve struggled the last couple years hitting. We know that. Everyone knows that,” infielder Mark Tatera said. “So to put up 20 runs [this weekend] was great. I think that’s just a tribute to all the hard work we’ve put in.”

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The Gophers will not play a game at Siebert Field until mid-March.
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Thu, 02/13/2014
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With snow covering the ground in Minneapolis and the Metrodome in the midst of being torn down, the Gophers baseball team will head south this weekend to kick off its season.

For the next five weekends after that, they’ll commute back and forth between Minnesota and warm-weather climates suitable for baseball this time of year.

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J.T. Bruett serves as the director of compliance at the University.
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Wed, 01/29/2014
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The University of Minnesota athletics department hasn’t logged a major NCAA infraction since the early 2000s. And that’s good news for current Director of Athletic Compliance J.T. Bruett.

Bruett, a former Gophers baseball player who played professionally, leads the University’s effort to stay in compliance with NCAA and Big Ten rules.

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Gophers pitcher Drew Ghelfi was taken late in the 2013 MLB draft.
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Wed, 06/19/2013
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Drew Ghelfi was playing catch in the front yard with his father June 8 as he’d done many times before.

As the seconds crawled by with each exchange, the mindless activity gave Ghelfi clarity amid the stress of the afternoon.

Then the call came.

“I was trying to keep my mind off of it all — then my mom came running out of the house and started screaming and jumping around,” Ghelfi said. “I went and grabbed my phone.”

It was the Milwaukee Brewers on the other end. Drew Ghelfi, at last, was a professional baseball player.

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Gophers pitcher Drew Ghelfi was taken late in the 2013 MLB draft.
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Ten Gophers players are playing in the Northwoods League this summer.
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Wed, 06/12/2013
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The end of the Gophers baseball season means the beginning of a new season for many players: summer ball.

And for 10 Gophers, this summer will be spent competing in the Midwest-based Northwoods League, a collegiate summer baseball league featuring 16 teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan and Ontario, Canada.

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Former Gophers pitchers Tom Windle and DJ Snelten were drafted by rival MLB organizations.
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Wed, 06/12/2013
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Tom Windle and DJ Snelten’s friendship is about to tread into unmarked waters.

The two former Gophers pitchers have become best friends in their last three years in college. Now — after the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft last week — the two will have to learn how to compete as bitter rivals.

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Two top Minnesota players signed with Nebraska, but they could go pro after the MLB draft.
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Tue, 06/04/2013
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Tyus Jones, Rashad Vaughn and Reid Travis have dominated recent headlines as the “Big Three” basketball recruits from Minnesota. But on the diamond, colleges and scouts have flocked to a less well-known trio of local prospects.

Ryan Boldt, Logan Shore and Max Knutson are the best high school baseball prospects in Minnesota, and the Gophers didn’t ink any of them to a scholarship.

Boldt and Knutson committed to play at Nebraska, and Shore committed to Florida.

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D.J. Snelten will likely be picked in the first 10 rounds of the MLB draft.
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Wed, 06/05/2013
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DJ Snelten admits he has flown under the radar for most of his baseball career.

This season was no different. The junior lefty enjoyed a successful spring as the Gophers’ No. 2 starter, while ace Tom Windle dominated the headlines.

Both pitchers have attracted attention from scouts in the weeks leading up to the 2013 Major League Baseball draft June 6-8.

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D.J. Snelten will likely be picked in the first 10 rounds of the MLB draft.
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