Wednesday, March 1
Minnesota vs. Milwaukee
First Pitch: 6 p.m. CT
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium
Minnesota Starter: RHP Brett Shepard (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 SO, 1 app.)
Milwaukee Starter: RHP Owen Rice (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 app.)
The Gophers baseball team opens a six-game homestand with a mid-week game against Milwaukee (4-2, 0-0 Horizon League) on Wednesday night at U.S. Bank Stadium. B1G+ will have the stream and fans can follow along with live stats at Gophersports.com. The game is the first of 11 that Minneosota will play at U.S. Bank Stadium in March.
LAST TIME OUT
-Minnesota went 0-3 against Saint Louis last weekend in Fort Myers, Fla. They lost 6-3, 8-3 and 16-9 to the Billikens, falling to 0-7 on the year.
-The Gophers fell twice to UCSB, once to Oregon State and once to New Mexico in weekend one.
-Minnesota is in its 135th season in program history in the spring of 2023.
-John Anderson is in his 42nd year at the helm of Gopher Baseball and holds a 1,347-968-3 (.582) overall record. This includes a 604-400 (.603) Big Ten record. Under Anderson’s watch, the Gophers have won 11 Big Ten titles and have made the NCAA Tournament 19 times.
-The winningest coach in Big Ten history, Anderson won his 600th conference game in late April, a 7-3 win over Penn State. He’s the only B1G coach to reach that mark.
-Anderson coached his 1,000th career B1G game last May against Indiana. He’s the only coach in conference history to hit that mark.
-Milwaukee (4-2, 0-0 Horizon) took two of three at Pacific last weekend and from USA Feb. 18-19.
-The Horizon League coaches poll predicted UWM to finish in third behind second-place Oakland and Wright State. In 2022, UWM went 20-30 (9-18 Horizon) and missed the postseason.
-Mark Connelly (.381) and Luke Seidel (.375) lead the team in hitting. Seidel was an All-Horizon Second Team honoree in 2022.
Minnesota leads UWM 11-6 all-time. The two teams last played in 2019, with the Panthers winning 5-4.
LAST YEAR AT U.S. BANK STADIUM
-The Gophers went 6-6 last season at U.S. Bank Stadium. They swept Western Illinois and defeated Air Force, Kansas and West Virginia once each.
-Dating back to 2020, Minnesota is 15-22 when playing at U.S. Bank Stadium.
-Minnesota is 2-4 all-time at the Cambria College Classic. Its wins were against Kansas (2022) and North Carolina (2020) while the losses were to Duke (2020), NC State (2020), West Virginia (2022) and Notre Dame (2022).
Gopher head coach John Anderson spoke with MNN sports director Mike Grimm:
(info and photos courtesy of Gopher Sports)