The Gophers will play Murray State, LSU, SIUE, Central Arkansas, and Oklahoma State at the Tiger Classic
Minnesota builds 2-0 lead, but Huskers rally to capture first game of doubleheader.
Tyler Walker went 3-for-3 with a triple and two home runs to lead the Gophers.
Minnesota defeated Wisconsin, 8-0, in five innings to take two-of-three games this weekend.
Senior catcher Kari Dorle hit a one-out game-winning double in the bottom of the seventh.
Ended her career ranked third in school history in home runs (23) ranked second in putouts (1448).
2013 SENIOR SEASON:
Started all 55 games at catcher as a senior hit .210 with a .356 on-base percentage was hit by pitch a team-leading 17 times had a .992 fielding percentage behind the platebelted three home runs for the season against Middle Tennessee (March 1), Florida Gulf Coast (March 10) and Indiana (May 5)added a two-run double to help the Gophers to win at Northwestern saw first RBI against Albany (Feb 22)went 3-for-4 with four RBI, a run and a double at Stanford (March 9)hit a single to give Minnesota an 2-0 lead against Illinois (April 13) went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI vs. Indiana (May 4, game 1).
2012 JUNIOR SEASON:
Started all 53 games at catcher hit .268 with a .410 on-base percentage in the Big Ten, finished fourth in walks (36), tied for fourth in RBI (47) and tied for fifth in home runs (10) was second in the league with 14 base runners thrown out while attempting to steal a base sits tied for second all-time in Gopher history with 36 walks led the team in RBI's and tied for the lead in home runs exploded at the plate against CSU Bakersfield (Feb. 12) with a perfect 4-for-4 performance with two homers, a double and three RBI went 2-for-5 against Cleveland State (Mar. 2) with a double, one RBI and scored twice notched a double and knocked in two runs against Georgia (Mar. 3) belted two home runs and recorded six RBI in a 2-for-3 performance against Bethune-Cookman (Mar. 10) went a perfect 2-for-2 with two homers and six RBI against Idaho State (Mar. 17) hit a combined 2-for-4 with four RBI in the Nebraska series (Mar. 31-Apr. 1) while being walked seven times and beamed once went 4-for-5 with two RBI in the midweek Green Bay doubleheader (Apr. 11) began a six-game hitting streak in the series finale against Northwestern (Apr. 15) during the streak, went 2-for-6 with three RBI and one homer in the midweek doubleheader against North Dakota State (Apr. 18) also during the streak, hit 4-for-12 in the Michigan series (Apr. 21-22) with two home runs and six RBI her hitting streak ended in the first game of the Penn State series (Apr. 28) blasted her 10th home run of the season in Game Two of the Purdue series (May 5).
2011 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Started all 55 games in 2011 Minnesota's top offensive returner after finishing second on the team in 2011 with a .298 batting average (51-for-171) led the Gophers with nine home runs and tied for the team lead with 35 RBI also tallied eight doubles on the season led the Big Ten with six pickoffs from behind the plate held a .987 fielding percentage recorded a .503 slugging percentage and a .388 on-base percentage also tallied 24 walks and one HBP began the season with a bang hitting .500 (5-for-10) in the first four games of the season in Los Cruces, N.M. (Feb. 12-13) with three home runs, seven RBI and scoring four times pounded Loyola Marymount in a doubleheader Feb. 19 by going 3-for-7 with two home runs and knocking in five RBI recorded sixth home run of the season against UC Riverside (Feb. 20), which made it six home runs in the first nine games of the season racked up a three hit and two RBI game versus Northern Colorado (March 11) tallied another game with three hits and two RBI against Northern Iowa (March 17) beat up on Iowa State in a doubleheader on April 7 by going 5-for-9 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored recorded the game-winning RBI double in the 10thinning to defeat Iowa State 1-0 in the second game of the April 7 doubleheader knotched first home run since Feb. 20 in a 2-for-4 effort against South Dakota (April 9) went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI against Michigan State (April 30) bombed the eventual game winning home run in the top of the seventh to defeat Northwestern 4-3 (May 5).
2010 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Started 52 games as a freshman batted .153on the season (18-for-118) tied for second on team with eight doubles scored 3 runs in her first season ranked second on the team with 17 walks recorded a .975 fielding percentage made her first career start against Western Illinois (2/11) hit her first homerun in a 10-inning win against Wisconsin (5/12).
2009 graduate of North St. Paul High School four-time letter winner and four-time All-Conference honoree was her team's offensive MVP for three seasons and was voted Team MVP one time three-time All-Section and three-time All-State honoree twice led her team to the state tournament, earning All-State Tournament team honors each time while winning one state title.
Daughter of Larry and Tami Dole undeclared on a major.
GET TO KNOW KARI DORLE:
Why the University of Minnesota?
With growing up in St. Paul, I have always been a Golden Gopher fan. Once I got the chance to stay close to home and play for the college I grew up watching, I took advantage of that opportunity.
What is it like playing for Minnesota?
I love being a native of the area and being able to wear the Gopher softball jersey. It's fun and enjoyable stepping onto the field with fans from coming from all around to watch you play.
Professor Wambach because she always asks Sara Moulton and me about how the season is going. She even came to one of our games when it was freezing cold out!
Favorite aspect of softball?
Picking runners off the bases
Last year, Malisa Barnes and I had a ritual called "The Surge". Before every game we would do pushups for our jersey number, so for me it was 17 and Barnes had 9. Now that she has graduated, I will have to recruit a freshman to take her spot.
First softball memory?
Going to my very first fastpitch softball practice. I was so nervous that when I was playing catch with my dad, and I got hit right in the face with a ball.
Favorite thing to do in the Twin Cities?
Going to the Como Zoo
Favorite TV show as a kid?
Arthur and Little House on the Prairie
If your life had background music, what song/artist would be playing?
"Dirt Road Anthem" by Jason Aldean
Go on a date with Josh Turner
Watch Brock Lesnar fight live
First Pitch with Maddie Houlihan
Our final freshman to introduce you to before season is Maddie Houlihan out of Plymouth, Minn.
Groenewegen Named to Watch List
Sara Groenewegen has been selected to the “Watch List” for the 2016 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award for her second straight season.
First Pitch with Taylor Chell
With season less than two weeks away get to know one of the newest Gophers in freshman outfielder Taylor Chell.