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.
Campus Corner: Erika Rozell
Erika Rozell's favorite spot on campus provides her with fresh air, great views and is a great study spot.
First Pitch With Allie Arneson
Areneson played her freshman season at Virginia where she started 43 of 44 games played at shortstop. She brings experience, a gritty playing style and tons of heart to Minnesota.
Campus Corner: Danielle Parlich
Danielle Parlich has used her favorite spot on campus to get the team together for some quality bonding time.