Oct. 7, 2013
The rain held off enough for the Golden Gopher baseball team to play two intrasquad scrimmages this past weekend. The Gold Team holds a 2-1 lead over the Maroon Team in the Steak ‘n’ Beans series.
Gold took a 2-0 series lead on Friday with a 4-2 win. Matt Fiedler earned his second win of the fall. He pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out four. Dalton Sawyer started and pitched three innings.
Michael Handel and Matt Halloran hit doubles for Maroon, with Halloran and Bobby Juan driving in the team’s two runs on Friday. Toby Anderson started on the mound for Maroon and retired 12 batters in four innings, striking out three.
On Saturday, Steak ‘n’ Beans Game 3 was part of the Gophers’ Parents/Scout Day. Maroon won 3-2. Handel and Tony Skjefte each doubled and scored. Jake Bergren also hit a double. Halloran and Austin Athmann each had an RBI for Maroon. Jordan Jess pitched four shutout innings, Ben Meyer pitched three innings and Lance Thonvold retired Gold’s final two batters.
Fiedler and Tatera each had two hits for Gold. Fiedler and Jordan Smith had the Gold Team’s two RBI as Tatera and Chris Schaaf scored. Alec Crawford pitched the first 3 2/3 innings for Gold and gave up one run on one hit.
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