Gophers sophomore Max Meyer, a pitcher/outfielder, was named to the 40-player midseason watch list for the Golden Spikes Award this week by USA Baseball. The award goes to the top amateur baseball player in the country.

Meyer, a Woodbury native, is 3-1 since becoming a starter. He also had two early saves. Meyer has a 1.64 ERA in 10 appearances with 50 strikeouts and nine walks in 44 innings. He is also hitting a team-high .311 with 12 RBI.

• The Gophers’ game series opener with Illinois, which had been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Siebert Field, was postponed because of bad weather.

Lynx trade Wright

The Lynx traded guard Tanisha Wright to the New York Liberty for a second-round pick in the 2020 WNBA draft.

Wright, 35, averaged 4.3 points in her one season with the Lynx, playing an average of 17.8 minutes per game. She entered the league in 2005 after being taken 12th overall in the draft by Seattle.


• The inaugural Lacrosse Day Minnesota, featuring a college game and two boys’ high school games to kick off the 2019 season, was canceled for the second consecutive year because of the wintery weather. It was scheduled for Saturday at Blake’s Hopkins campus.

• The No. 19 Gophers softball team, scheduled to open a three-game home series against Michigan State on Friday, will now only play a doubleheader on Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. The schedule was adjusted because of the weather.

• The Vikings placed cornerback Jalen Myrick, a former Gopher, on waivers.

• Matt Knies of the under-16 Phoenix Junior Coyotes announced his commitment to the Gophers hockey team on Twitter. The 6-0, 183-pound Knies, a Phoenix native, had 24 goals and 13 assists in 25 games last season.

• NSIC Commissioner Erin Lind’s contract was extended five years — through 2024.

• St. Olaf junior Jesse Retzlaff was named to the team of the week. He held Augsburg to one hit in seven innings in a 9-0 shutout last week.