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.
Hanson and Smith Named to All-Tourney Team
The University of Minnesota’s Toby Hanson and Jordan Smith were voted to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team Sunday.
Gophers Fall in B1G Tourney Semifinals
The University of Minnesota fell 7-5 to Iowa in record breaking semifinal at the Big Ten Tournament Saturday evening.
Meyer Shines to Force Elimination Game
The University of Minnesota defeated Iowa 9-3 Saturday behind a dominant pitching performance by Reggie Meyer.