March 13, 2013
Head coach Jessica Allister brought her Minnesota Golden Gophers to Stanford University, where she starred as an All-America catcher, as Minnesota took part in the Louisville Slugger Classic over the weekend.
The Gophers went 3-2 at the tournament, winning a pair of games against Pacific (1-0, 4-2) and a second game in three weeks against Florida Gulf Coast (4-1), while dropping two hard-fought games versus No. 18/19 Stanford (2-1 in 8 inn., 9-7).
Minnesota was led by junior pitcher Sara Moulton, who went 3-1 with a 0.29 earned run average in four appearances. Moulton made three starts, pitching complete games in each one, including a shutout and two three-hitters. She allowed just 14 hits and five runs (one earned) in 24.1 IP, striking out 23 and walking just three, while holding opposing batters to a .151 average with no extra base hits.
Offensively, sophomore shortstop Tyler Walker batted .412 (7-for-17) with five runs scored, an RBI, one double, a home run, and a stolen base. Walker went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run in Minnesota's 4-2 win against Pacific on Saturday, and followed by going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored in the Gophers' 9-7 loss to the Cardinal later that afternoon. She wrapped up the tournament by going 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base against FGCU.
Here's our weekly feature of video highlights from all the action, brought to you through the camera lens of the talented Michael Kyllo-Kittleson.
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No stage seems to phase Maddie Houlihan. She stays calm and collected in even the biggest moments.
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.