A year ago, the Gophers claimed both the Big Ten’s second-best team ERA and the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament.
Minnesota lost its two top starting pitchers to the Major League Baseball draft last June, and the team battled through injuries, but it still grabbed this year’s No. 4 seed for the second consecutive season.
“Nobody really, I felt like, understood we had a lot coming back,” senior pitcher Alec Crawford said. “I felt like as a team we did really well from that standpoint.”