The Gophers baseball team rallied for six runs in the top of the eighth inning to defeat Gonzaga 8-5 on Friday night in the College Baseball Classic in Surprise, Ariz.

Easton Bertrand hit a two-run, inside-the-park homer to tie the score at 4-all. Eli Wilson's two-run single gave the Gophers their first lead. And Eduardo Estrada Jr. hit a two-run homer.

U softball loses

The Gophers softball team lost to No. 6 Tennessee 4-2 in its first game of the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational in Clearwater, Fla.

Minnesota (3-2) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Ellee Jensen scored on the back end of a delayed double steal, but Amanda Ayala hit a three-run homer for the Lady Vols (7-0) in the third inning. Jensen drove in the Gophers' second run in the fifth on an RBI single.

Amber Fiser pitched a five-hitter for Minnesota, striking out eight, walking one and allowing two earned runs.

Ramler sets record

Sophomore Lexy Ramler of the Gophers women's gymnastics team broke the program record in the all-around (39.725), leading her team over host Maryland 196.850 to 195.325. Minnesota is 5-0 now in the Big Ten.

Ramler scored at least 9.900 in every event and had high scores of 9.950 on both the uneven parallel bars — taking second to teammate Ivy Lu (9.975) — and balance beam.

"I've worked really hard, so to have this is awesome," Ramler said.


• Eric Benk's goal at 12:11 of the third period was the winner in Augsburg's 4-1 victory over Concordia (Moorhead). The Auggies clinched the MIAC regular-season hockey title with the victory.

• St. Cloud State won its eighth consecutive NSIC regular-season wrestling title by beating host Augustana 31-3 to improve to 8-0 in the conference, 20-0 overall. The Huskies next will compete in an NCAA regional starting on Feb. 23 in Moorhead, Minn.