(gophersports.com) -- The University of Minnesota baseball team needed only three hits to beat South Dakota State 3-2. Right fielder Matt Fiedler singled home center fielder Alex Boxwell for the winning run in the ninth. Boxwell and shortstop Michael Handel each hit a home run to center for the other two hits.

The Jackrabbits outhit Minnesota 10-3 but left seven men on base. Catcher Matt Halloran also picked off one runner and caught one stealing. It was a delayed steal with two men on, and Halloran threw to Handel, who relayed it back home to get the lead runner.

Minnesota pitchers struck out 10 batters.

*The walk-off win was the Gophers' first of the season, and their first since two bottom-of-the-ninth wins against Purdue last May.

*Handel's reached base streak is now at 13 games. He holds the team lead in home runs with four.

The Gophers will host a series against Michigan April 24-26. Game times are 6:35 p.m. CT Friday, 6:05 p.m. Saturday and 12:05 p.m. Sunday. It will be Strike Out Cancer Weekend at Siebert Field, as pitching coach Todd Oakes continues to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.