Aug. 15, 2014
After the Golden Gopher Softball team recorded its best season in program history, a year that saw the team capture its second Big Ten Tournament title and reach the NCAA super regional round for the first time, GopherSports.com is counting down the top plays from the 2014 season.
No. 5 in our countdown comes from the Big Ten Tournament Championship game. After top-seeded Michigan staked itself to a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning, Kaitlyn Richardson and Sara Groenewegen erased the Gophers' deficit by hitting solo home runs, allowing Minnesota to eventually walk off with a 3-2 win and its second Big Ten Tournament title. The home run was the 10th of the season for each player.
Previous Top Plays:
Top Play #6: Nikki Anderson Silences Auburn's Bats
Top Play #7: Paige Palkovich's Great Catch Versus No. 17 LSU
Top Play #8: Sydney Fabian Locks Down Left Field
Top Play #9: Hannah Granger Shines versus No. 23/25 Northwestern
Top Play #10: Erica Meyer's Strong Defense v. No. 1 Oregon
Gophers Season Comes to Close at Regionals
Minnesota fell 15-7 to Washington in Regional Championship round
Gophers Advance to Championship Sunday
Minnesota pulled out a 7-5 victory on a long, cold and rainy night in Seattle.
Gophers Playing Must Win Game
Minnesota fell 5-2 to NCAA Regional host Washington this afternoon and will play a must win game at 9 p.m.