Freshmen Meyer, Fredrickson Have Gopher Baseball Contending for B1G Title

May 14, 2018 10:12 AM

Neither Max Meyer nor Patrick Fredrickson expected to have key roles on the Gopher Baseball team this year.

Their emergence is a part of the reason the team is in position to win the Big Ten, and possibly host an NCAA Regional for the first time since 2000.

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Click the video box on this page to see KSTP Sports' story on Gopher freshman pitchers Max Meyer and Patrick Fredrickson

A graduate of Woodbury High School, Meyer has established himself as the Gophers' closer. He's made 20 appearances  this season - recording 13 saves and an ERA of just 1.74. In 31 innings, he's only allowed 16 hits and has struck out 36.

Fredrickson has been spectacular as the Gophers #2 starter. He's made 11 starts, and hasn't taken a loss. Fredrickson is 7-0 with a 1.71 ERA. In 73 and two-thirds innings, he's only allowed 54 hits, struck out 58 and walked just 16.

The Gophers (34-13, 16-4 Big Ten) enter the final week of the regular season with a 1-game lead on Michigan for the Big Ten lead. 

After a mid-week non-conference game at Saint John's (NY) on Tuesday, the Gophers close the season with a three game series at Rutgers (24-23, 7-14) Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Chris Long

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