Patrick Fredrickson gave up only one run and eight hits in eighth innings and Max Meyer got his 11th save as the Gophers edged Ohio State 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in Big Ten baseball in Columbus, Ohio.
No. 21 Minnesota (28-11, 11-2 Big Ten) scored an unearned run in the fourth to tie the score and got another in the ninth to win it.
Luke Pettersen led off the ninth with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a bad throw when he attempted to steal third base.
Fredrickson, a freshman from Gig Harbor, Wash., struck out seven and walked none in improving to 6-0.
U wins in softball
MaKenna Partain hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Amber Fiser threw a five-hitter as the Gophers beat Purdue 4-0 in West Lafayette, Ind., for their 11th consecutive win.
Fiser, a sophomore righthander, was coming off a perfect game Friday against the Boilermakers, and held them without a hit for the first three innings to extend her hitless streak to 13 innings over three games.
She finished with six strikeouts and no walks for the Gophers (31-14, 14-3 Big Ten).
DE commits to U
D'Vion Harris, a defensive end from Lutheran North in St. Louis, announced via Twitter that he has committed to the Gophers football program.
Harris, 6-3 and 225 pounds, is a three-star recruit as rated by 247Sports.com in its composite rankings. He had scholarship offers from nine other FBS programs, including Michigan, Illinois, Arizona, Florida and Louisville.
Harris' addition gives the Gophers six verbal commitments for the Class of 2019.
• Emma Spagnola won the 100-meter hurdles (12.97) and Gophers teammate Kiley Sabin took second in the shot put (55-5) at the Louisville's Lenny Lyles-Clark Wood Invitational. They both set program records.
• The Gophers men's tennis team lost 4-1 to No. 3 Ohio State (28-2) in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament in Iowa City. Felix Corwin beat Mikael Torpegaard 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1 singles for the lone point for Minnesota (15-8).
• The Gophers men's golf team is 12th after two rounds of the Big Ten tournament in Baltimore.
• Macalester named Abe Woldeslassie its men's basketball coach. He was an assistant at Siena the past two seasons.
• The boathouse used by the Gophers was renamed the Irene Claudia Kroll Boathouse on Saturday after her family made the largest gift effort to the rowing program in her name.