1960 NCAA Champions
Minnesota made its second trip to the College World Series in 1960 and won its second College World Series title in as many trips. John Erickson was named the team MVP for Minnesota, joining Jerry Thomas and Dave Winfield (later in 1973) as one of three Golden Gophers to receive College World Series MVP honors. Minnesota locked up in three classic extra-inning games with USC on their way to the championship. In the first matchup with USC, the Golden Gophers produced the biggest comeback in College World Series history as they rallied from an 11-2 deficit to win 12-11 in 10 innings. In the second matchup, the Trojans claimed a 4-3 11-inning thriller. Minnesota claimed the rubber matchup with a 2-1 10-inning victory in the final championship game that was won when Cal Rolloff drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Head coach Dick Siebert and Most Outstanding Player John Erickson
|1960 All-Tournament Team
C - Bill Heath, USC
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.