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.
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.
Created: May 14, 2018 10:12 AM
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