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MaKenna Partain's demeanor works with children and softball

The future for MaKenna Partain could go many ways, but working with kids will be part of the plan. "I'm hoping to become a family therapist, more so work with children. I am also minoring in child psychology," Partain said. "Hopefully [I'll] be working with children, picking their brains a bit."

Minnesota softball splits series with Michigan State

The Gophers (21-14, 4-3 Big Ten) went to East Lansing, Michigan to face off against Michigan State (14-19, 2-6 Big Ten) for a three-day, three-game series. By the end of the weekend, it turned into a one-day doubleheader. Minnesota split the shortened series with a 3-2 loss in the first game and a 6-2 victory in the second. 

Minnesota wins two in shortened series

Minnesota returned home with a bang against Illinois. The Gophers (20-13, 3-2 Big Ten) faced the Fighting Illini (22-13, 3-4 Big Ten) in their first home series of the season and though it was a short one, Minnesota got back to a winning record in conference play.

After lengthy road trip, Minnesota softball returns for home opener

Minnesota heads into its second Big Ten series of the season, this time against Illinois. The team will find itself not traveling to play for the first time this season. The Gophers have their home opener at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium Friday after their season started in early February. 

Minnesota goes 1-2 in first weekend of Big Ten play

The Gophers (18-13, 1-2 Big Ten) played close against Northwestern (19-9, 2-1 Big Ten) from Drysdale Field in Evanston, Illinois with a 3-2 loss Friday, an 11-10 loss in extras Saturday and an 8-0 victory Sunday.