The Gophers baseball team extended its winning streak to 10 games with a 7-1 nonconference victory over North Dakota State on Tuesday at Siebert Field. It was the first game for Minnesota (19-8) this season at its on-campus ballpark.
NDSU (11-16), which had beaten the Gophers 3-1 at U.S. Bank Stadium on Feb. 28, took a 1-0 lead in the second inning of this game.
The Gophers tied the score on a groundout in the third, and Toby Hanson followed with a two-run single for a 3-1 lead. The junior first baseman from Delano drove in another run in the fourth on a groundout, giving him a team-high 21 RBI.
Eli Wilson’s two-run single in the sixth made it 6-1.
Nolan Burchill, a freshman from Sioux Falls, S.D., pitched the first five innings and got the victory; Reggie Meyer then threw three scoreless innings and Jackson Rose one.
• The Gophers’ Matic Spec, a junior from Slovenia, was named the Big Ten men’s tennis player of the week. He beat 41st-ranked Strong Kirchheimer of Northwestern 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles and, with Felix Corwin, beat Alex Jesse and Aleks Kovacevic of Illinois 7-5 at No. 1 doubles.