Minnesota baseball takes three of four from Western Michigan

The Minnesota baseball team utilized its advantage of pitching as the Gophers took three of four from Western Michigan over the weekend. The pitching staff allowed only six runs in four games.

It was the start of Minnesota’s month-long home stretch at the Metrodome.

The weekend started on Friday with pitcher Tom Windle who threw for five and two-thirds innings against the Mustangs.  He tallied four strikeouts during his outing and allowed only three hits and two walks in the 7-1 win.

Windle has not allowed a run in either of his two starts this season.

Jordan Jess capped the weekend off with a stellar pitching line of his own.  He pitched a career-high six innings during the 9-2 victory. Jess also struck out seven.

The Minnesota offense dazzled for the first time this season in the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday.  Six Gophers had two RBIs each during Saturday’s blowout.

Minnesota has a busy week planned ahead.  The team hosts North Dakota State just once on Wednesday at the Metrodome. Then, the Gophers will host the Dairy Queen Classic over the weekend.

The Dairy Queen Classic is a four-team round robin tournament.  Minnesota is slated to face Dartmouth, Utah, and Northern Illinois.

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