April 14, 2014
The Golden Gopher baseball team’s game against Hamline has been postponed, and Minnesota’s game against North Dakota State has been moved up to Tuesday, April 15 at 3:05 p.m. at Siebert Field.
The Hamline game has been postponed due to rescheduled conference games for the Pipers. A makeup date has not yet been announced.
The game against the Bison was moved up one day from Wednesday, April 16 because of anticipated inclement weather conditions.
Former Gopher pitcher and volunteer assistant Tyler Oakes, son of Gopher pitching coach Todd Oakes, is in his first season as North Dakota State's pitching coach. The Gophers have also played (and are scheduled to play again) Augsburg, where Todd's youngest son, Tanner, is a pitcher.
GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END
Outfielder Jordan Smith had an 18-game on-base streak that ended Sunday. That streak by the redshirt freshman was the longest of any Gopher this season. First baseman Dan Olinger has had the longest hitting streak this year, recording at least one hit in each of the Gophers' first 12 games before the Sacramento State series.
MAY I BE OF ASSITSTANCE?
The Gophers have nine outfield assists this season, and five of them were by Bobby Juan. His most recent was at Michigan. A runner tried to take third from first on a single to right, but Juan threw him out at the base with no cutoff. Dan Motl recorded the team’s most recent outfield assist, throwing out a Nebraska runner at the plate from center.
COMING UP NEXT
This weekend, the Gophers travel to Iowa for a series against the Hawkeyes April 18-20. Their next home games will be against Penn State April 25-27.