Gary Hindt, who ranks second in career victories among Minnesota prep wrestling coaches, resigned from his position as co-head coach at Wabasso/Red Rock Central.

Hindt, a member of the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Bartelma Hall of Fame, had a career record of 807-216-6 in 49 seasons.

He was the Wabasso coach for 42 seasons before serving as co-coach of the Wabasso/Red Rock Central co-op the past seven years.

U softball team sweeps North Dakota St.

Senior righthander Sarah Groenewegen had 12 strikeouts and won her 23rd game as the No. 4 Gophers beat North Dakota State 3-1 on Wednesday in the first game of a softball doubleheader at Cowles Stadium. Amber Fiser, a freshman, then threw a five-hitter as Minnesota beat NDSU 6-0 in the second game.

In the opener, Groenewegen had a shutout for 6 ⅔ innings until Zoe Stavrou's RBI single, but Maddie Houlihan threw Stavrou out trying for a double. Groenewegen's career strikeout total is 1,122, tying her with Minnesota pitching coach Piper Ritter for the second most in program history.

Houlihan had a two-run double for the Gophers in the first inning and Allie Arneson hit a home run in the sixth.

Freshman catcher Kendyl Lindaman hit her 16th homer — setting a program single-season record — in the second game. And Sydney Dwyer had two RBI, on a single and sacrifice fly, to raise her RBI total to 63 — the second most in a single season for a Gopher.

The Gophers are 45-3 overall, 13-0 at home and have won 16 games in a row.

Saints make multiple moves

The St. Paul Saints acquired outfielder Anthony Gallas from the Kansas City T-Bones for a player to be named later, re-signed infielder Tanner Vavra and signed righthander Vinny Nittoli.

Gallas, 29, hit .221 with 16 home runs and 48 RBI for Kansas City last season. He reached Class AAA in the Cleveland Indians farm system in 2015.

Vavra, 27, hit .270 with 21 RBI in 75 games with the Saints last season. The son of Twins bench coach Joe Vavra spent three seasons in the Twins minor league system.

Nittoli, 27, split last season between two Seattle Mariners' Class A farm teams. He was a combined 5-5 with a 3.88 ERA in 40 appearances for Clinton (Midwest League) and Bakersfield (California League).


• The Gophers, seeded eighth, will play ninth-seeded Nebraska at 10 a.m. Thursday in the first match of the Big Ten women's tennis tournament in Champaign, Ill. Ohio State is the top seed.

• The Minnesota men's tennis team, also seeded No. 8, will play No. 9 Indiana at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Big Ten tournament in West Lafayette, Ind. The Buckeyes are the top seed in this meet, too.

• The Gophers' Agnes Esser, a junior from McBride, British Columbia, was named the Big Ten women's field athlete of the week. She won the discus at the Kansas Relays quadrangular with a throw of 187 feet, 1 inch.