Gophers Head West to Begin Spring Break Trip
March 8, 2018

Minnesota at No. 14/14 Arizona State, Grand Canyon and Georgetown 
ASU Series Info at #14/14 Arizona State | Friday, Mar. 9 & Sunday, Mar. 11 (DH) | 8 p.m & 5 p.m. CT
Game 2 vs. Georgetown | Saturday, March 10 | 5 p.m. CT
Game 3 vs. Grand Canyon | Saturday, March 10 | 7:30 p.m. CT
Location Tempe, Ariz. & Phoenix, Ariz. 
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MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota heads to Arizona to begin a 10 day road trip in which the Gophers will play nine games during the stretch. Set to play five games this weekend, Minnesota heads to No. 14/14 Arizona State for a three game series with a single game on Friday, March 9 followed by a doubleheader Sunday, March 11. The Gophers break up the three game series with a pair of games on Saturday, March 10 against Georgetown and Grand Canyon in Phoenix, Ariz.

MATCHED IT PERFECTLY
Sophomore right-hander Amber Fiser continues to do work in the circle. Against Long Beach State, Fiser matched a career-high with 10 strikeouts while tossing her sixth complete game of the year.

WAVE GOODBYE TO IT
Returning All-American Kendyl Lindaman currently ranks 25th in the NCAA and leads all Big Ten hitters with six home runs. Lindaman helped the Gophers in their comeback efforts against Colorado State with a three-run bomb to tie the game at 3-3 in the fifth before Minnesota plated two runs in the seventh to for the 5-3 win.

LET'S SCORE FIRST, IN THE FIRST
The Gophers are a perfect 7-0 when scoring in the first inning. In the weekend opener of the San Diego Classic, Minnesota put up a crooked number plating three runs in the bottom of the first against Oregon State in the 4-1 win. The Gophers this season when scoring first are 8-1.

ODDLY FANTASTIC
It is no coincidence the Gophers have scored 14 of their 84 runs in the first inning, as the experienced offensive team that outscored teams last year 101-18 in the first inning is back. Coincidence or not though, the Gophers have scored double-digit runs in every odd numbered inning they have played in this season scoring a season inning-best 18 runs in the seventh.

THE `OLE DOUBLE PLAY BALL
Minnesota ranks 33rd in the nation in Double Plays per Game with a 0.47 value. The Gophers turned a total of five ground ball double plays over the 61 game stretch. Through 19 games this season the Gophers have matched that total after turning a pair of double plays this past weekend.

INSIDE THE SERIES: ARIZONA STATE
The Gophers are currently on a three-game winning streak against the Sun Devils, a streak that started in 2014 when Minnesota won 3-2 to snap a five game losing streak against ASU. Minnesota took the most recent meeting in an offensive fashion, winning 10-1 on Feb. 26, 2016.  

INSIDE THE SERIES: GEORGETOWN
Saturday's game marks the first meeting between the Hoyas and Gophers.

INSDIE THE SERIES: GRAND CANYON
Saturday's night cap marks the first time the Lopes and Gophers meet up.


 

 

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Lindaman Earns Academic All-America Honor

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Kendyl Lindaman was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Team, as selected by CoSIDA.

Lindaman Named NFCA All-American

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