Feb. 12, 2014
Crawford, a senior right-handed pitcher, posted a 2.28 ERA in the 2013, the best of any returner on the team. He threw 51 1/3 innings in 10 appearances, including nine starts, and went 4-2. Crawford is expected to start in the Gophers’ season opener on Friday against Northern Illinois.
Senior catcher Halloran started 35 games behind the plate in 2013. He was second on the team in doubles (13), RBI (26) and home runs (2). Halloran led the Gophers with seven multiple-RBI games during the season.
Meyer, a junior, is the returning wins leader on the Gophers’ pitching staff. The right-hander went 5-4 in 15 appearances, including eight starts. Meyer held a 2.80 ERA in 64 1/3 innings pitched, the second most innings on the team. He is scheduled to start Sunday’s game.
The Big Ten also released the results of its preseason poll, in which Indiana was unanimously selected to finish first. For full poll results and players to watch, click here.
Pitching Coach Todd Oakes Passes Away At 55
Minnesota assistant baseball coach Todd Oakes passed away today after a courageous and public battle with leukemia. Oakes, who coached the Minnesota pitching staff, was 55.
Gophers Drop Out of B1G Tournament
Minnesota falls to Michigan 3-2 in an elimination game on Thursday at TD Ameritrade Park
Minnesota Falls in B1G Tournament Opener
Gophers play at 1 p.m. in an elimination game tomorrow afternoon against either Michigan or Ohio State