The Gophers baseball team sits atop the Big Ten standings entering its first conference series at Siebert Field this weekend.

The team is 6-0 in the Big Ten and riding a 10-game win streak after Tuesday’s 7-1 victory over North Dakota State in the Gophers’ first outdoor game in the Twin Cities this season.

Rutgers visits Siebert Field for a three-game series starting Friday looking for its first conference victory. The Scarlet Knights are 10-17 overall, the Gophers are 19-8.

The Gophers played their first 13 home games at U.S. Bank Stadium where they totaled an 8-5 record. They will finish the home schedule outdoors with 18 remaining games at Siebert Field.

The recent run of success has been fueled by an explosive offense. The Gophers have scored 68 runs in the last 10 games while holding their opponent to 28 runs. They’ve scored a combined 16 runs in the past two wins against Michigan State and North Dakota State. They also scored 15 runs against Ohio State on March 25.

Who’s hot:
Lucas Gilbreath, junior lefthanded pitcher
Gilbreath has been the Gophers best starting pitcher. He is 3-0 in seven starts with a 2.78 ERA, 42 strikeouts and 19 walks in 35.2 innings pitched. Opponents are hitting just .190 against him.

Brian Glowicki, senior righthanded pitcher
Glowicki has 11 saves and one win in 14 appearances out of the bullpen for the Gophers. He has struck out 19, walked only two batters, and has a 0.52 ERA in 17.1 innings pitched.

Luke Pettersen, junior infielder
Pettersen leads the Gophers with a .389 batting average and a team-high 35 hits. He also has 13 RBI, eight walks and only eight strikeouts.

Jordan Smith, senior outfielder
Smith has 12 extra-base hits with a team-high four home runs and .554 slugging percentage. He has two triples, six doubles, 15 walks, 17 RBI and a .315 batting average.

Toby Hanson, junior first baseman
Hanson co-leads the Gophers with 18 RBI, leads the team with nine doubles, has two triples and one home run. He is hitting .274 and is one of just three players that has played in and started every game.

What’s next:
Gophers vs. Rutgers at Siebert Field
Friday, 3 p.m.
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Tickets available from $5-$12.

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