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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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Projected starters DJ Snelten and Alec Crawford are back from injuries.
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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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Ace Tom Windle pitched Minnesota to its lone victory Friday.
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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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Righty reliever Lance Thonvold, back from an elbow injury, is a top option out of the bullpen.
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Tue, 03/12/2013
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Lance Thonvold needed nine pitches to strike out Western Illinois left fielder Erik Maki on Sunday.

The redshirt freshman’s outing was smooth-sailing after that.

Pitching in relief of starter Jordan Jess, Thonvold didn’t allow a base hit and struck out six in 3.2 innings en route to his first career victory.

“He was the key to the game,” Gophers pitching coach Todd Oakes said.

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Tom Windle threw the Gophers’ first no-hitter since 1993.
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Mon, 03/11/2013
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A no-hitter, a pair of starters’ returns from injuries and a three-game sweep highlighted a phenomenal weekend for Minnesota baseball.

The Gophers swept Western Illinois in impressive fashion this weekend to improve to 10-5 on the season.

Junior lefthander Tom Windle threw a no-hitter in Friday’s 3-0 victory — the program’s first since 1993. He needed just 94 pitches to do it.

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Jake Bergren replaced the injured Andy Henkemeyer in the leadoff spot and scored the go-ahead run.
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Thu, 03/07/2013
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A two-out single. A stolen base. A chopper up the middle.

The Gophers played small ball at its finest Wednesday night, defeating Division III foe Hamline 3-1 despite only five hits.

Minnesota (7-5) used a collection of six pitchers to hold the Pipers to one run on four hits.

Minnesota’s designated hitter JT Canakes was 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and an RBI. Catcher Kurt Schlangen went 1-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run. First baseman Mark Tatera’s late sacrifice fly provided some insurance.

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Andy Henkemeyer is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury, but X-rays were negative.
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Wed, 03/06/2013
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The Gophers baseball team got some good news Tuesday.

Starting left fielder and leadoff hitter Andy Henkemeyer, who injured his shoulder in Saturday’s win over Utah, had X-rays come back negative, head coach John Anderson said.

Still, “It’s going to take some time,” Anderson said.

Henkemeyer, a senior, was hitting .333 through 10 games this season and was considered a leader by his teammates.

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