Erik Nelson


Minnesota splits St. Pete/Clearwater Invitational

Minnesota (4-3) won two of its four games in the tournament in Clearwater, Florida, defeating Notre Dame (4-6) on Saturday 10-0 in five innings and California (5-5) 4-0 on Sunday. The Gophers lost to No. 6 Tennessee (8-1) 4-2 on Friday and No. 1 Florida State (9-0) 17-6 on Saturday.

Minnesota's offense is scoring its way to success

Minnesota hasn't had any problem with scoring so far this season. The Gophers have scored 21 times in three games for an average of seven per game. Part of that success has come from situational hitting.

Gophers open season by winning two out of three

No. 21 Minnesota (2-1) began its regular season with two wins and one loss, defeating North Florida (0-2) and Central Florida in a doubleheader on Friday in Orlando, Florida before falling to Ole Miss 3-1 on Saturday. Minnesota was supposed to play George Mason on Sunday, but the game was canceled due to rain. 

Minnesota splits series against Minnesota-Duluth

No. 2 Minnesota (25-4-1, 15-4-1-0) split its weekend series against Minnesota-Duluth (12-12-2, 8-8-2-2), losing 3-2 in overtime on Saturday but winning 5-3 on Sunday. Neither team had a lead of more than one goal until the final minute of Sunday's game. Goaltender Sydney Scobee made 26 saves, winning her ninth game of the season. 

Gophers set to chase another Big Ten title

Minnesota softball is looking to win its fourth consecutive Big Ten tournament title. Last season, the Gophers became the first Big Ten team to win three straight Big Ten championships since the Michigan Wolverines from 1996-98.