Oct. 2, 2013
The Golden Gopher baseball team opened its intrasquad Steak 'n' Beans series last weekend. The Gold Team beat the Maroon Team 5-3 at Siebert Field.
Chris Schaaf collected three hits for the Gold Team, driving in one run. Both true and redshirt freshman made contributions for Gold, as Matt Stemper had 2 RBI, and Tyler Hanson and Dan Motl had one each. Motl hit a triple for Gold's only extra-base hit.
Freshman pitcher Matt Fiedler earned the victory pitching the last two innings of the game. He gave up one run on two hits and a walk and struck out the side in the seventh. Dalton Sawyer and Kevin Kray also pitched for Gold.
For the Maroon Team, Michael Handel went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Bobby Juan tripled and drove in a run. Matt Halloran drove in Maroon's other run. Brian Smith and Tony Skjefte each added a double.
Weather permitting, the Steak 'n' Beans series will continue this weekend. Game 2 is scheduled for Friday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. Parents Day and Scout Day, beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, will also include a scrimmage. All fall baseball scrimmages are free and open to the public.
Around the Bases with Matt Fiedler
Junior Matt Fiedler has been all over the diamond early in his Gophers career.
Around the Bases with Jeff Fasching
Jeff Fasching, a sophomore pitcher, tossed eight innings of relief for the Gophers last season.
Around the Bases with Luke Pettersen
After a successful first season with the Gophers, Luke Pettersen enters his sophomore season on campus.