Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStrib.

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Gophers split on diamond: baseball team wins, softball team loses

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under Sports Updated: May 6, 2012 - 4:36 PM

The Gophers baseball team won its last home game of the season, beating Penn State 8-2 at the Metrodome. The U's big inning was the seventh. Right fielder Bobby Juan hit a three-run homer and second baseman Mike Handel followed with a solo shot.

The Nittany Lions had won the first two games of the series.

SOFTBALL: PURDUE IN ROUT

Visiting Purdue clobbed the Gophers 12-2 in five innings. Backup pitcher Alissa Koch started for the 'U' and gave up seven runs before being relieved in the third inning. Freshman Erica Meyer hit a two-run homer, her seventh of the season, for the Gophers.

 

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