When the song “Enter Sandman” blared on the loud speakers at Yankee Stadium, everyone knew what was coming. Mariano Rivera was about to take the mound to close out the game.
Though current players on the Gophers baseball and softball teams may never reach the future Hall of Fame closer’s level of superstardom, a simple walk-up tune is a time when they can showcase their personality — even if it’s only for a few seconds.
Player: Tyler Walker
Song: "Do My Thang"
Artist: Miley Cyrus
Heisman Trophy winner and closer Jameis Winston did not play.
The Gophers softball team’s final home games of the season were canceled due to inclement weather.
Minnesota was scheduled to play a doubleheader with North Dakota State on Wednesday night. The Gophers cancelled a midweek doubleheader with North Dakota last week, too.
Minnesota will travel to West Lafayette, Ind., this weekend for a three-game series with Purdue to wrap up regular-season play before heading to Evanston, Ill., the following weekend for the Big Ten tournament.
Soggy Siebert Field
Twins expat Jeannie Campion fell in love with the Gophers baseball team 20 years ago.
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.