Gopher Baseball: Windle pitches no hitter en route to 3-0 win


Junior Tom Windle pitched a complete game no-hitter for the Gopher baseball team as they beat Western Illinois 3-0 Friday night at the Metrodome.

The left-hander from Maple Grove struck out eight batters and only walked one to secure the no-hitter — the first no-hitter by a Gopher since 1993.

Windle, who pitched nine innings for the win, is the first Gopher to throw for more than seven innings in a no-hitter.

Joe Westfall pitched the no-no a decade ago in a seven-inning game. Again in 1970, two Gopher pitches combined for a no-hitter in seven innings, according to Gopher Sports.

The Gopher offense helped Windle with two runs in the fourth and another run in the eight inning, scraping together five hits in the win.

Senior Kurt Schlangen led Minnesota offensively with three hits, but did not score a run or bat in a runner in the game.

Minnesota will play Western Illinois again Saturday afternoon at the Metrodome.