Minnesota Softball 2019 NCAA Tournament Capsule


Minnesota Golden Gophers

Big Ten (41-12, 20-2)

Coach: Jamie Trachsel
Key Field Players:
MaKenna Partain, Junior, IF, .407 BA, 5 HR, 32 RBI
Natalie DenHartog, Freshman, UTL, .392 BA, 16 HR, 59 RBI
Hope Brandner, Sophomore, IF, .357 BA, 18 HR, 56 RBI
Maddie Houlihan, Senior, OF, .307 BA, 6 HR, 34 RBI
Katelyn Kemmetmueller, Junior, UTL, .241 BA, 7 HR, 22 RBI
Emma Burns, Freshman, C/UTL, .232 BA, 7 HR, 19 RBI
Key Pitchers:
Amber Fiser, Junior, P, 1.24 ERA, 26-7 W/L, 20 CG, 214.1 IP, 301 SO
Sydney Smith, Senior, P, 2.48 ERA, 13-5 W/L, 7 CG, 104.1 IP, 98 SO
By the Numbers:
Batting Average: .295 (56th in nation, 4th in conference)
Double Plays per Game: 0.18 (249, 11)
Doubles per Game: 1.56 (31, 2)
Earned Run Average: 1.71 (9, 1)
Fielding Percentage: .976 (9, 2)
Home Runs per Game: 1.24 (20, 1)
Scoring Offense: 5.74 (33, 4)
Slugging Percentage: .518 (21, 2)
Stolen Bases per Game: 0.80 (179, 12)
Triples per Game: 0.24 (54, 2)
Recent Postseason Appearances:
2018Regionallost to Texas, defeated Boise State, defeated Texas, eliminated by Washington
2017Regionaldefeated Louisiana Tech, lost to Alabama, defeated Louisiana Tech, eliminated by Alabama
2016Regionaldefeated North Dakota State, lost to Washington, defeated North Dakota State, eliminated by Washington
2015Regionaldefeated New Mexico State, lost to Arizona, defeated New Mexico State, eliminated by Arizona
2014Regionaldefeated Green Bay, defeated North Dakota State, lost to Auburn, defeated Auburn
2014Super Regionaleliminated by Oregon
2013Regionallost to Hawaii, defeated Portland State, eliminated by Hawaii
2003Regionaldefeated Cal State Northridge, lost to Arizona, eliminated by Boston College
2002Regionaldefeated Princeton, lost to DePaul, eliminated by DePaul
1999Regionaldefeated Creighton, defeated Cal State Northridge, lost to UCLA, eliminated by Missouri
1998Regionallost to Fresno State, defeated Cal State Northridge, defeated California, eliminated by Fresno State
1996Regionallost to Nebraska, eliminated by Nicholls States
*all team stats through 5/5