Anderson Collects 500th Career Conference Win With Northwestern Sweep

 
Minnesota 7, Northwestern 1
Final Stats

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 UM 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 7 10 1
 NU 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 4
 
 Pitching IP H R E BB SO
 W - Snelten (3-0) 6.2 4 1 1 3 5
 L - Magallones (4-3) 6.0 5 2 2 2 5

 Batting Leaders AB R H RBI BB HR
 UM - Henkemeyer 5 0 3 2 0 0
 NU - Havey 3 0 2 0 0 0

April 14, 2013

Final Stats

University of Minnesota baseball head coach John Anderson established his 500th career conference win with a 7-1 victory over Northwestern, today in Evanston, Ill. The win also marked a sweep over the Wildcats as the Golden Gophers improve to 22-13 on the season and 7-2 in Big Ten play.

Anderson entered the weekend at 497 career conference wins. With a 4-2 win on Friday and a 6-3 win Saturday, he solidified his 500-win mark with a 7-1 win today. Overall, Anderson holds 1,114 career wins over the course of his 32 years as the Gopher head coach.

After four scoreless innings, the Gophers got the bats going in the fifth inning for two runs and added another five in the seventh en route to the win.

DJ Snelten picked up his third win of the season when he went 6.2 innings, allowed four hits, one earned run, three walks and five strikeouts. Minnesota was led in hitting by Andy Henkemeyer, who was 3-5 with two runs batted in, while rookie Connor Schaefbauer was 2-5 with a RBI and a run scored. After posting eight hits on Friday, six on Saturday, Minnesota broke open in the Sunday game for 12 hits. Ben Meyer and Drew Ghelfi also saw action on the mound to complete the one-run allowed by the Gopher pitchers.

Northwestern's starting pitcher Brandon Magallones got the Wildcats of a couple early jams, but Minnesota plated two in the top of the fifth inning. Ryan Abrahamson provided a sacrifice fly that scored Michael Handel, who reached base on a fielder's choice. Schaefbauer singled through the left side to score Dan Olinger as he reached base on an error.

Minnesota added a cushion and pushed across five additional runs in the top of the seventh. Mark Tatera started the inning with a walk and moved to third on a single through the right side from Schaefbauer. With runners on the corners, Northwestern reliever Jack Livingston threw a wild pitch that went all the way to the backstop as Tatera slid into home. As Kurt Schlangen singled to put runners on the corners, an error was committed, which plated Schaefbauer. A throwing error to first by Livingston scored Schlangen from third to make it 5-0. Henkemeyer added a two-run RBI hit up the middle to push across another two for a 7-0 lead.

Northwestern got a run back in the bottom of the seventh when Walker Moses delivered a RBI single to score Colby Everett for the lone Northwestern run.

Minnesota has now played three Big Ten Conference series and has won all three. The Gophers opened the season at Michigan and took two of three games. The team then hosted Ohio State and took another two of three before sweeping Northwestern this weekend.

The Gophers are scheduled to play Augsburg on Tuesday, April 16 at 3:05 p.m. Minnesota then hosts Michigan State, April 19-21. All scheduled games next week will be played at Siebert Field.

Anderson's Milestone Wins

    All Games
    No.    Date    Opponent    Place    Score
    1    March 21, 1982    Texas Lutheran    Seguin, Texas    15-7
    100    April 9, 1985    St. Thomas    Minneapolis    4-1
    200    May 12, 1987    Augsburg    Minneapolis    7-0
    300    May 8, 1990    St. Thomas    Minneapolis    19-4
    400    April 4, 1993    Penn State    Minneapolis    4-0
    500    May 20, 1995    Purdue    Columbus, Ohio    26-3    
    600    May 7, 1998    Northwestern    Evanston, Ill.    14-0
    700    March 24, 2001    Purdue    West Lafayette, Ind.    11-10
    800    May 31, 2003    Pepperdine    Long Beach, Calif.    7-5
    900    May 20, 2006    Indiana    Minneapolis    3-1
    1000    May 14, 2009    Penn State    State College, Pa.    7-6
    1100    March 8, 2013    Western Illinois    Minneapolis (Dome)    3-0

    BIG TEN Games
    No.    Date    Opponent    Place    Score
    1    April 24, 1982    Northwestern    Minneapolis    7-1
    50    May 9, 1987    Iowa    Iowa City, Iowa    15-8
    100    April 22, 1990    Ohio State    Columbus, Ohio    7-5
    200    May 6, 1995    Michigan State    Minneapolis    17-8
    250    May 7, 1998    Northwestern    Evanston, Ill.    14-0
    300    April 8, 2001    Michigan State    Minneapolis    14-2
    350    May 9, 2003    Iowa    Iowa City, Iowa    8-7
    400    Apr. 23, 2006    Michigan State    East Lansing, Mich.    6-3
    500    Apr. 14, 2013    Northwestern  Evanston, Ill., 7-1