Kaitlin Merkel


Pettersen steps in at shortstop

Early last week, Gophers head coach John Anderson and sophomore Luke Pettersen met in Anderson’s office to discuss the infielder’s decreased playing time.     Pettersen had more starts earlier in the season at second base.

Consistent fielding key for Minnesota

Head coach John Anderson and assistant head coach Rob Fornasiere have kept running records of each team’s defensive statistics during their 31 years at the helm.      Anderson said it’s clear that games with few errors increase winning

Minnesota survives Northern Illinois rally

Cold temperatures on Wednesday afternoon didn’t slow the Gophers offense, which exploded for 14 hits to down Northern Illinois 12-10 at Siebert Field.     Eight players recorded a hit in the victory, and the team walked nine times with sophomore

Minnesota takes two of three from Iowa

The Gophers’ bats — which have been a strength so far this season — made an especially strong statement in the third game of their first Big Ten series.  

Athmann shows off hitting power

When Austin Athmann was hit in the head by a pitch on March 19 at Utah Valley, he was removed from the game due to the resulting minor concussion.     He missed two games but was cleared to play last weekend against Missouri State, and he ended up hitt