Minnesota’s starting pitchers shined in their first weekend under the lights at new Siebert Field.
The Gophers used three stellar performances from Alec Crawford, Ben Meyer and Neal Kunik en route to a crucial series sweep over Penn State.
Minnesota played its first night game in Siebert Field history Friday, and Crawford led the Gophers to a 2-1 victory, pitching eight innings of one-run ball while setting a career-high with nine strikeouts.
Matt Halloran, Dan Motl, Ty McDevitt, Austin Athmann, Dan Olinger, to name a few — and now, starting shortstop Michael Handel.
Injuries have ravaged the Gophers baseball team’s roster this season. During Saturday’s game, Handel pulled his hamstring, becoming the latest addition to the seemingly never-ending list of injured players.
Though some players have returned from their early-season ailments, the team has spent most of the year working around the slew of injuries its players have faced.
Nebraska continued its Big Ten dominance over the Gophers this weekend, sweeping Minnesota with a 3-2 win in 10 innings Sunday at Siebert Field.
Cornhuskers shortstop Steven Reveles hit a single that scored a run with two outs in the 10th inning, and Nebraska reliever Josh Roeder held the Gophers scoreless in the bottom of the inning to pick up the save.