April 5, 2013
The University of Minnesota baseball has postponed their inaugural Siebert Field game due to weather. The first conference game against the Ohio State Buckeyes will be resumed tomorrow on Saturday April 6, 2013 at 1:00p.m. The game was suspended in the top of the sixth inning with the Gophers leading, 3-0.
After five innings, Minnesota was led by Andy Henkemeyer, who was 3-3 so far in the game. Henkemeyer, who hit a grand slam in the old Siebert Field against St. Thomas on May 1, 2012, had the first hit in the new Siebert today. Dan Olinger was 1-3 with a run scored and a RBI.
Tom Windle pitched all five innings and allowed just two hits. He struck out five in the opening game. OSU's Jaron Long also pitched five innings, allowed eight hits and three runs, two of which were earned.
The game marks the first Big Ten Conference game played at Siebert since 2009.
New Siebert Firsts
First Strikeout Looking, Joe Ciamacco (OSU)
First Groundout, Ryan Cypret (OSU)
First Hit, Andy Henkemeyer (Minn)
First Single, Andy Henkemeyer (Minn)
First GDP, Dan Olinger (Minn)
First Strikeout swinging, Aaron Gretz (OSU)
First Fly Out, Connor Schaefbauer (Minn)
First Caught Stealing, Kurt Schlangen (Minn)
First RBI, Dan Olinger (Minn)
First Run Scored, Andy Henkemeyer (Minn)
First Stolen Base, Dan Olinger (Minn)
First Double, Mark Tatera (Minn)
First Strikeout, Tom Windle (Minn)
First Double Play Turned, Ohio State
First Error, Joe Ciamacco (OSU)
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