Gophers lose two of three in Dairy Queen Baseball Classic


The Minnesota Gophers won only one game in the Dairy Queen Baseball Classic over the weekend by beating Utah on Saturday afternoon, 4-1.

The Gophers dropped its Friday game to Dartmouth, 10-3, along with Sunday’s clash against Northern Illinois, 2-1.  The team dropped to 6-6 on the season after hosting its tournament at the Metrodome.

Pitcher Ben Meyer captured his first victory of the season in the win over Utah.  He pitched eight innings, allowing only three hits and one unearned run.  The sophomore struck out five in his best-career performance.

Ace Tom Windle struggled for the first time this season Friday night.  The starting pitcher could not get out of the fifth inning, allowing five earned runs and having a hard time finding the strike zone.  Windle recorded his first loss of the season after walking two batters and throwing three wild pitches.

Ryan Abrahamson hit the Gophers first home run of the season Sunday afternoon by blasting a pitch from the hand of Alex Klonowski.  It was the only mishap from Klonowski on Sunday as he kept Minnesota to a single run en route to a complete game performance.

The Metrodome was able to corral over two thousand fans to watch Saturday’s doubleheaders.

The Gophers host Hamline University on Wednesday before facing Western Illinois over the weekend in Minneapolis.