--Saturday was the last game of the regular season for the Gophers who took on Northwestern in game 3 of their 3-game weekend matchup.  Minnesota came out of the gates fast when Josh Fitzgerald doubled to left in the 1st inning scoring Jake Perry.

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Fitzgerald came around to score later in the inning on a single by Ike Mezzenga for a 2-0 lead after one. The U added to the lead in the 2nd inning on a double play ball by Brady Counsell scoring Boston Merila for a 3-0 lead. Northwestern cut the lead to one run after they scored two in the 4th.

Minnesota picked up an insurance run in the 8th on a double to right center by Brady Jurgella scoring Kyle Bork making it 4-2 to secure the win. The Gophers used 7 pitchers in the game. Caden Capomaccio picked up the win and Thomas Gross got the save. Minnesota will open the Big 10 Tourney on Tuesday.



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