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.
Gophers Off To Program Best Start
The No. 13/13 University of Minnesota Gophers are off to their best start in program history after beating North Carolina State 7-1 to move to 9-0 on the season.
Wagner's Walk-Off Lifts Gophers To Victory
The No. 13/13 University of Minnesota Gophers topped the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3-2 in eight innings on a Dani Wagner walk-off single to center that scored Ellie Cowger.
Gophers Win Behind Groenewegen's Gem
Sara Groenewegen recorded a complete game 15 strikeout gem as the No. 13/13 University of Minnesota Gophers topped Notre Dame 4-1 this afternoon.