StarTrib: Gopher Softball on a Historic Roll

Ignatius L Hoops

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Sep 9, 2015
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Joe Christensen presents the numbers.

The Gophers have a freshman catcher who is obliterating their softball team’s batting records. They have a senior pitcher who allows runs so sparingly, you need a microscope to see her ERA.

Their lineup is stacked, top to bottom. They are one of the Big Ten’s best fielding teams and lead the conference by a wide margin in batting average (.351) and ERA (1.18).
“This is the most complete team we’ve had,” said Jessica Allister, the team’s seventh-year coach.

On Wednesday, the Gophers swept the Big Ten’s individual awards with catcher Kendyl Lindaman (Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year), Sara Groenewegen (Pitcher of the Year) and Allister (Coach of the Year) all honored.

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