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
Gophers Even Series With Nebraska
The University of Minnesota evened the series with Nebraska with a 5-3 victory at Siebert Field Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of 1,183.
Vavra Homers as Gophers Fall to Nebraska
The University of Minnesota recorded only their third conference loss Friday as they fell 5-3 to Nebraska at Siebert Field.
Huskers Come to Siebert Field for B1G Series
The University of Minnesota will host their first Big Ten series this weekend as Nebraska heads to Siebert Field with the first game scheduled for Friday evening.