NWL Top 200
Three Gophers are among the Northwoods League's top 200 prospects released in a list today. Juniors Dalton Sawyer, Connor Schaefbauer and Dan Motl all received recognition.
Sawyer checks in highest of the three at No. 41. He pitched for the St. Cloud Rox this summer. Sawyer led the Gophers with six saves in 2014, then struck out 37 batters in 30 innings for the Rox.
Schaefbauer, ranked 89th, played for the Rochester Honkers. He was Minnesota's batting champion at .287 before hitting .307 for St. Cloud in the summer.
Motl was listed at 189th following his season with the Willmar Stingers. He hit .283 with 29 starts in center field for the Gophers, and .285 for Willmar.
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