Gophers Softball Team Dominates Penn State

May 05, 2018 05:10 PM

What a difference a day makes. After losing to Penn State Friday evening, the Minnesota Gophers softball team came out swinging to make sure that didn't happen again. And, it worked.

The Gophers defeated the Nittany Lions 19-0 in five innings on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. 


Minnesota scored 11 first inning runs, highlighted by Kendyl Lindaman's grand slam to make the game 10-0. Just two batters later, Sydney Dwyer crushed a solo home run to cap off the first inning scoring for the Gophers. 

Amber Fiser started the game for the Gophers, but only pitched two innings due to the score. Sydney Smith relieved Fiser and got the win to improve to 4-4 on the season. 

The Gophers improve to 35-15 (16-4 Big Ten) with the win and has secured the number two seed and an opening round bye in the Big Ten Tournament. They finish their series, and regular season, against Penn State Sunday afternoon at 1 pm CT. 


Scott Wise

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