Minnesota defeated Purdue by scores of 3-2 and 4-2 to cap its regular season.
Minnesota won by scores of 7-2 and 12-1 to improve to 43-8 on the season
Minnesota swept a doubleheader against the Hawkeyes with a pair of 8-0, run-rule wins
The junior allowed just three hits in 6.1 shutout innings against Michigan State to improve to 7-2
The Gophers won their 15th road game of the season after scoring five runs in the seventh inning
2015 Game-by-Game Stats
2014 Game-by-Game Stats
2013 Game-by-Game Stats
2015 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Finished the season with a 10-2 record and a 3.36 ERA, recording a career-high 64 strikeouts in 83.1 innings over 25 appearances • nailed down saves against Stanford (March 7) and Nebraska (March 27) • finished 14th in the nation and second in the Big Ten in walks allowed per seven innings with 1.09 • registered the Big Ten's lowest conference ERA at 1.31 and went 6-1 in league contests • held Big Ten opponents to a .212 batting average, the third-best mark in the conference • tossed four complete games • threw her first-career shutout Feb. 15 in an 8-0 win over UMass Lowell • racked up a career-high nine strikeouts in the Gophers' regular-season finale against Purdue (May 2), helping secure Minnesota's winningest conference season • went 2-1 with a 2.21 ERA at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium and was 4-0 with a 2.65 in road games.
2014 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Made 22 appearances, 20 of which came in relief • had a 3-1 record and recorded two saves • racked up 51 strikeouts in 42 innings of work • defeated Detroit (Feb. 28) and Murray State (March 7) in her only two starts of the season • struck out a season-best seven batters in her lone loss of the year against Florida International (March 2) • picked up a save against Drake (March 9) and added another save in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal round against Purdue (May 9) • earned her third win of the season against No. 21/22 Auburn in the Minneapolis NCAA Regional, striking out four over 3.2 scoreless innings to help send the Gophers to their first-ever super regional • came in to finish 19 games, the most in a season in school history and the second-most in the Big Ten • was second in the conference with 20 relief appearances.
2013 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Made 19 appearances during freshman campaign • pitched 53.2 innings and held an ERA of 4.83 • had one save • gave up 71 hits and 49 runs for the season • made first career appearance against Texas Tech (Feb. 9) • recorded first start against Louisville (Feb. 12) • hurled six innings at Stanford (March 9) • pitched a five-inning complete-game shutout against Illinois (April 13), allowing only three hits and finishing with four strike outs • allowed only three hits and had three strikeouts in 4.2 innings pitched against Iowa (March 23) • Finished with two just two hits and one earned run in final 3.2 innings against Northwestern (March 30).
A 2012 graduate of Brainerd High School, where the left-hander was named Minnesota's Ms. Softball and Minnesota's Gatorade Softball Player of the Year in 2012 • posted a 20-3 record with a 0.80 ERA and struck out 227 batters in 2012 • led the Warriors to Class 3A Sectional semifinals as a senior • two-time all-state and four-time all-conference and all-section honoree • also saw her first varsity action at the plate as a senior and batted .389 with five doubles and 14 RBI • guided the Warriors to back-to-back state tournament berths her sophomore and junior seasons • a dual-sport athlete, Anderson also played on the Brainerd volleyball team for three years.
The daughter of Nancy and Art Anderson • her grandfather, Robert Anderson, was a member of the Golden Gopher baseball team that won the NCAA national championship in 1956 • her aunt, Lezlie Vermillion (Anderson), is a member of the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame.
Gophers Opening 2016 Season
Minnesota opens their 2016 season in Las Vegas at the Sportco Kickoff Classic taking on Utah Valley, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Long Beach State and Washington.
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.