Righthanded pitcher Patrick Fredrickson of the Gophers baseball team was named the Big Ten's co-freshman of the week.

The 6-6, 210-pound Fredrickson, of Gig Harbor, Wash., extended his scoreless-innings streak to 17 after scattering four hits and one walk in seven innings in Minnesota's 2-0 victory over Nebraska on Sunday.

He struck out a season-high six in improving to 3-0 and dropping his earned-run average to 1.72 in eight appearances.

• Eden Prairie shortstop Zack Elliott was added to the Gophers baseball team's 2018 recruiting class.

As a junior he helped the Eagles win the Class 4A championship. He will join the program in the fall.

Wagner in skills event

Gophers senior guard Carlie Wagner was selected for the three-point championship at the slam dunk and three-point championships at 8 p.m. Thursday in San Antonio, the site of the 2018 men's Final Four.

The event will take place at Bill Greehey Arena on the campus of St. Mary's University and will air live on ESPN2.

Red Wing coach retires

Red Wing girls' hockey coach Scott Haley retired after 12 seasons, according to the Red Wing Republican Eagle.

Seven of his teams advanced to the Class 1A tournament since 2009, including the team this past season, which was 24-6 and was led by Taylor Heise, named Miss Hockey.

The Wingers have placed as high as third place in the state tournament four times.


• Denver defenseman Blake Hillman, a senior from Elk River, signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. He had three goals and nine assists for 12 points this past season.

• St. John's senior linebacker David Franta of Blue Earth, Minn., will receive the Stein-­Fallon Scholar-Athlete Award from the Minnesota chapter of the National Football Foundation at the 11th annual Minnesota Football Awards, presented by the Vikings on April 29 at U.S. Bank Stadium. The award is presented to a Minnesota college or university player who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, football leadership and community citizenship.

• North Dakota led the nation in average hockey attendance for the fourth consecutive season in 2017-18, averaging 11,408 fans per game at Engelstad Arena. Wisconsin was second (11,015) and the Gophers third (8,726).