With a 2-1 road loss to Ohio State on Friday in Columbus, Ohio, the Gophers baseball team ended its eight-game win streak, its longest winning stretch since the 2006 season.
T.J. Oakes pitched eight innings and a season-high 120 pitches but fell to 5-2. He tied his career high with nine strikeouts. Of his 29 batters faced, he walked one and allowed two earned runs. His ERA is 1.56.
In the seventh inning, Gopher Andy Henkemeyer drove in Matt Puhl, who had walked, and tied the score 1-1. Henkemeyer's hit got past the first baseman to score Puhl from second.
The Buckeyes came right back in the bottom of the eighth and scored the winning run on a squeeze play.
The Gophers and Ohio State play again Saturday.U softball shut out
The Gophers softball team started its Border Battle weekend off on the wrong foot as it was shut out by rival Wisconsin 3-0 in Madison, Wis. The Gophers (21-12, 3-4 Big Ten) had only five hits.
Sophomore pitcher Sara Moul- ton was a bright spot for the Gophers, striking out eight.Gophers tennis teams win
• The Gophers men's tennis team defeated Penn State 5-2 outdoors at the Baseline Tennis Center. The Gophers, who lost their first two Big Ten matches last weekend to No. 48 Northwestern and No. 18 Illinois, improved to 4-2 in conference play.
The 22nd-ranked combination of Julian Dehn and Rok Bonin gave the Gophers the early advantage by dispatching C.J. Griffin and Christopher Hasyn 8-3 at the top position. Dehn and Bonin, who won their first 11 matches before losing last week, are 12-1 on the season.
• The Gophers women's tennis team ended its three-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory at Penn State. The Gophers improved to 13-4 overall and 3-3 in Big Ten play.U women's golf
The Gophers women's golf team sits in a tie for seventh place after 18 holes at the Rebel Intercollegiate in Oxford, Miss.
The Gophers had a combined score of 306 on Friday at Ole Miss Golf Course and trail the host Rebels by 14 strokes. Minnesota is tied with Mississippi State and trails sixth-place Harvard by two strokes and fifth-place Southern Mississippi by three strokes.Swarm ends losing streak
The Swarm got a much-needed victory in its last road game of the year, defeating the East Division-leading Philadelphia Wings 13-9 at Wells Fargo Center. The win ended a four-game losing streak and put the Swarm (6-7) in position to clinch a playoff spot against the Washington Stealth next weekend at home.
"It couldn't have come at a better time," coach Joe Sullivan said about the victory over the Wings (7-6). "These guys played such smart ball tonight, and they didn't get rattled. The game was close all the way through."
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