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Kurt Schlangen catches, plays right field and hits at the top of the order.
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Thu, 04/11/2013
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Go to a Gophers baseball game, and you might see senior Kurt Schlangen behind the plate.

On another day, he might be patrolling right field.

“We’ve always been believers in teaching people to play more than one position,” head coach John Anderson said. “Especially if you’re an athlete. Kurt is an athlete.”

Schlangen, a former high school football star at Albany High School in central Minnesota, is one of the most versatile players on the team.

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Wed, 04/10/2013
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Brutal weather in the upper Midwest has thrown a wrench in many people’s daily routines this spring.

The Gophers’ baseball and softball teams have found success amid the bad conditions, which have caused several games to be postponed or canceled.

Both teams won two of three games at home last weekend, when snow and rain hit the University of Minnesota campus.

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Mon, 04/08/2013
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One infield single kept junior DJ Snelten from making history Sunday against Ohio State at Siebert Field.

The 6-foot-7 inch Gophers lefty mowed down hitter after hitter en route to a one-hit shutout and a 1-0 victory.

Snelten struck out seven Ohio State batters and walked one.

The lone hit came in the third inning on a ground ball that deflected off of Snelten’s glove.

“I can’t take back the things that I’ve done,” Snelten said about the single. “I just kept going forward with it.”

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Two of the Gophers' first three games at their new stadium were delayed because of poor weather.
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Mon, 04/08/2013
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It took a couple of days, but the sun peaked out from behind the clouds Sunday afternoon and shined light on Siebert Field for the stadium’s inaugural series.

The Gophers fought bad weather as they opened their new ballpark by winning two of three games against Ohio State.

Cold temperatures, rain and snow delayed Friday and Saturday’s games, forcing a doubleheader Sunday.

The weather was tame Sunday, and the series finale was completed in an hour and 37 minutes.

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Ace Tom Windle threw his fourth straight complete game Friday.
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Mon, 04/01/2013
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Junior ace Tom Windle opened the Gophers’ weekend with another dominant performance. Minnesota closed it with its first one-run victory of the season.

Not a bad way to begin Big Ten play.

The Gophers won two of three games at Michigan in their first conference series of the season.

It was Minnesota’s first road series since it played at Kansas State on March 19-20. Senior Kurt Schlangen said the team was comfortable being back in the elements.

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Minnesota's pitchers combined to throw a four-hitter, and left fielder Andy Henkemeyer was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
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Thu, 03/28/2013
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Gophers head baseball coach John Anderson didn’t hide his appreciation for the Metrodome on Wednesday after his team’s 5-1 victory over South Dakota State.

The Metrodome, a part-time home of Gophers baseball for more than 25 years, hosted a University of Minnesota baseball game for the final time Wednesday.

“It’s made the game better here,” Anderson said. “No question about. It helped foster and grow the game.”

The Dome is scheduled to be demolished after the Minnesota Vikings complete their 2013 season.

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Projected starters DJ Snelten and Alec Crawford are back from injuries.
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Wed, 03/27/2013
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The back end of the Gophers pitching staff is getting healthy at just the right time.

With conference play set to begin Friday, pitchers DJ Snelten and Alec Crawford both returned from injury last week, leaving head coach John Anderson with the difficult task of sorting out which arms will go where.

Junior lefthander and Friday starter Tom Windle is pitching like an All-American and is the unquestioned ace of the staff.

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Ace Tom Windle pitched Minnesota to its lone victory Friday.
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Mon, 03/25/2013
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Spring break gave the Gophers baseball team a break from the classroom.

But on the field, Minnesota saw two of its toughest tests to date — Big 12 foes Kansas State and Texas.

Minnesota split a pair of midweek games with the Wildcats and dropped two of three games to the Longhorns.

The Gophers will play South Dakota State on Wednesday in their final nonconference game before Big Ten play begins.

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Minnesota hit three home runs but couldn’t overcome poor pitching.
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Thu, 03/14/2013
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Caleb Palensky hit a game-winning RBI double in the 11th inning as Nebraska-Omaha snapped the Gophers’ five-game winning streak Wednesday with a 10-9 victory at the Metrodome.

The Mavericks (2-7) salvaged a split with the Gophers (11-6) after losing to Minnesota 6-1 on Tuesday.

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Minnesota stole four bases and improved to 9-2 in its last 11 games.
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Wed, 03/13/2013
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The Gophers baseball team cruised past Nebraska-Omaha 6-1 on Tuesday at the Metrodome for its ninth victory in its past 11 games.

Minnesota hitters combined for 12 hits and four stolen bases. The Gophers’ balanced, aggressive offense seemed to impress head coach John Anderson.

“We advanced on some balls in the dirt, took some aggressive breaks,” Anderson said. “We had some offense up and down the lineup. Different guys contributed.”

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