March 20, 2013
The Gophers (17-10) scored nine runs against the Rattlers (7-25) in the top of the first inning, with eight of the runs scoring after there were two outs. Sophomore third baseman Kaitlyn Richardson had an RBI single and junior center fielder Bree Blanchette added a two-run double, and the Gophers also scored three runs on walks issued with the bases loaded.
In the circle, Moulton improved to 15-6 by working the first three innings, striking out three and walking one. Anderson pitched the final two frames of the five-inning no-hitter, with one strikeout and one walk.
Blanchette went 2-for-4 at the plate, while sophomore Erica Meyer was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in and a run scored, and sophomore Tyler Walker was 1-for-2 and scored two runs.Sophomore Erika Smyth also scored a couple runs for the Gophers.
Minnesota will fly to Iowa on Thursday, as it opens Big Ten play against the Hawkeyes (19-8) this weekend. The first game of the three-game series in Iowa City is set for Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. CT. The teams will then play single games on both Saturday and Sunday, with first pitch slated for 2:00 p.m. CT each day.
Dwyer's Wit Brings Gophers Together
Known by many as the funniest person on the team Dwyer has used her dry wit to ease tension and create team laughs on multiple occasions.
A True Softball Family: The Chells
It all started when a T-ball registration postcard showed up in the mail. Now the whole Chell family has a passion for baseball and softball.
The Perfect Changeup
Every pitcher loves the feeling of making a batter whiff on a perfectly thrown changeup. Senior pitcher Tori Finucane has experienced a different kind of changeup this year.