Despite scoring 12 runs and getting 21 hits, the Gophers baseball team’s 12-game winning streak came to an end.
Indiana outslugged Minnesota 13-12 on Saturday afternoon in Big Ten baseball, scoring nine runs in the fifth when the Hoosiers hit a grand slam and a two-run homer.
Alex Boxwell led off the game with a homer for the Gophers (21-9, 7-1 Big Ten), and Matt Stemper and Jordan Kozicky had two-run homers in the fourth.
Minnesota scored in six of the first seven innings, and got three runs in the seventh — on Micah Coffey’s RBI double and run-scoring singles by Stemper and Kozicky — to pull within one.
Coyotes sign UMD goalie
Freshman goalie Hunter Miska of Minnesota Duluth signed an entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes, the NHL team announced Saturday. Miska, 21, led the Bulldogs to the Frozen Four championship game this season. He was 27-5-5 with a 2.20 goals-against average.
“Hunter was one of the top goalies in the NCAA last year,” Coyotes General Manager John Chayka said, “and he was highly coveted by numerous NHL teams.”
U softball wins squeaker
After trailing 2-0, the Gophers rallied to edge Northwestern 3-2 on Saturday in Big Ten softball on solo home runs by Danielle Parlich and Sydney Dwyer and a tiebreaking run in the bottom of the fifth inning without a hit.
Allie Arneson led off the fifth with a walk, moved to second on an error, to third on a wild pitch and scored on a fielder’s choice, sliding in safely under the tag.
Freshman Amber Fiser threw a five-hitter and struck out seven for No. 6 Minnesota (37-3, 10-1 Big Ten). Nicole Bond gave up just two hits for Northwestern (16-22, 3-8).
Bronze for Arden Hills cyclist
Cyclist Kelly Catlin of Arden Hills earned a bronze medal in individual pursuit at the UCI track world championships in Hong Kong. It was the second medal of the event for Catlin, a silver medalist in team pursuit at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Thursday, she was part of the U.S. team that repeated as world champions in team pursuit. In Saturday’s individual race, Catlin finished in three 3 minutes, 30.365 seconds, beating Australia’s Rebecca Wiasak by less than one second.
• The Gophers men’s golf team was in 10th place after the first round of the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City.
• The Gophers women’s golf team was in 11th place in the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational in Columbus, Ohio, with a 51-over 627 total after two rounds.