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Terrin Vavra, free of injury, shines for Gophers

Gophers shortstop Terrin Vavra has not been fully healthy in his collegiate career —until now.  He has recovered from a back injury that left him on the sidelines for much of his freshman season, and he was not able to fully recover in his second year of college baseball. The result of him being healthy has been a .385 batting average in more than 100 at bats this year, which leads the team.


Once undervalued, Luke Pettersen becomes one of Minnesota's top hitters

Head coach John Anderson said in 2016 Luke Pettersen was an in-betweener — a guy who would be very good at the Division II level, but possibly might not cut it at the Division I level. But now in his senior year, Pettersen has proved he can make it at the highest level in college baseball.


Gophers take first Big Ten series at Nebraska

Minnesota (16-9, 2-1 Big Ten) took the first conference series of the year after winning 2-0 over Nebraska, on Sunday at Hawks Field to give the team two wins and one loss for the second weekend series in a row. 


Max Meyer steps up as Minnesota's closer

The departure of pitcher Brian Glowicki, who ran out of eligibility last year and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs, left the Gophers with a void to fill at closer. Glowicki's 16 saves was a record number in a season for Minnesota. The Gophers may have found a new closer for this season — freshman Max Meyer.


Gophers sweep midweek series at U.S. Bank Stadium

When Gophers infielder Cole McDevitt stepped up to the plate in the sixth inning, it looked like the his team was going to go 1-1 in the mid-week series. The score was 4-1, with the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers leading.  But, McDevitt stepped up to the plate with two outs and the bases loaded, watched one ball go by for the 1-0 count, and then he swung and connected true with the baseball to send it over the purple fence in left-center. The grand slam gave Minnesota a 5-4 lead it wouldn't give up, securing a sweep of the two games.



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