Minnesota Scene: Gophers' Snelten shuts out Ohio State

  • Article by: NEWS SERVICES
  • Updated: April 7, 2013 - 10:16 PM

D.J. Snelten pitched a one-hitter and was backed by Tony Skjefte’s sixth-inning homer for the Gophers in a 1-0 victory over Ohio State on Sunday at Siebert Field.

Snelten (2-0) struck out seven and walked one in the 97-minute game, retiring Ohio State 1-2-3 in the seventh, eighth and ninth. The Buckeyes’ only hit came in the third inning, a single that went off Snelten’s glove.

The Gophers improved to 19-13, 4-2 in the Big Ten. They will return to action Friday at Northwestern.

Softball team splits

Meghan McIntosh pitched a five-inning no-hitter for Wisconsin in beating the Gophers 10-0 in the first game of a softball doubleheader, but the host Gophers gained a split when they won 8-0 in the nightcap in Sara Moulton’s 20th victory.

Swarm’s streak ends

Callum Crawford had four goals and four assists — his fifth consecutive game of eight or more points — but the Swarm saw its winning streak end at three games with a 15-13 loss to the Philadelphia Wings on Sunday in Philadelphia.


•  The Gophers men’s tennis team dropped all five singles matches in straight sets in a 7-0 loss at fifth-ranked Ohio State. … The Gophers women lost 5-2 to the Buckeyes at the Baseline Tennis Center, with Natalia Pintusava and Teresa Brichacova winning for the Gophers at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively.

•  The Gophers First Novice Eights boat placed sixth overall at the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay.

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