Anderson Gets 1,200th Win as Gophers Hammer Jayhawks
Minneapolis, MN (Gophersports) -- Minnesota Gopher head coach John Anderson picked up win No. 1,200 in style as Minnesota won a slugfest, 19-7, against Kansas on Tuesday night. The Gophers (28-13) set season-highs in hits (23), runs (19) and home runs (four) to secure the victory at Siebert Field.
Austin Athmann and Riley Smith paced the offense with four hits apiece. Athmann provided the power by launching his 10th home run of the season, while R. Smith netted one double, a triple and a career-high five RBI in the non-conference contest.
Five other players recorded multi-hit performances in the offensive onslaught.
With the win, Anderson becomes the 24th coach to achieve 1,200 wins and is just the ninth to do it all with one program.
The Gophers and Jayhawks resume their non-conference series this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Siebert Field.