Three batters into the game, Minnesota led Georgia 3-0 and grew the lead through the afternoon to win the rain-delayed regional tournament. The super regional will also be at the U later this week.
Second-year coach Jamie Trachsel, thanks to a monster nonconference schedule, has guided the Gophers to a real chance to get to the College World Series.
Erik van Rooyen tied for eighth place in the PGA Championship with former Gophers teammate Alex Gaugert caddying for him.
For the second time in six years, the Gophers softball team won an NCAA regional, both times as the host team. Only this time, it will remain at home for the super regional.
The Gophers also will host the super regional at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.
Amber Fiser allowed only two runs in three games as the Gophers beat Georgia 8-1 on Monday.
She belted a three-run home run in the first inning in the Gophers' 8-1 victory over Georgia on Monday.
The Gophers crushed Georgia 8-1 to win the NCAA softball regional at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.
The Gophers and Bulldogs play for an NCAA super regional softball berth at noon, Minnesota is undefeated, so if Georgia wins, a deciding game will be played afterward.
The NCAA regional will resume this morning at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. Georgia and Drake will play at 10 a.m. to finish their game from Saturday
Hope Brandner's walk-off home run in the eighth inning ended a Gophers rally in dramatic style, giving them a 2-1 victory over Georgia in Saturday in an NCAA softball regional.
Minnesota will play in the Big Ten tournament this week.
Behind Amber Fiser's three-hitter and 12 strikeouts, the Gophers beat the Bison and will face Georgia (41-17), who beat Drake 6-4 in eight innings earlier Friday, at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Gophers coach Jamie Trachsel talked about her team defeating the Bison 3-0 in an NCAA regional game at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on Friday night.
With Drexel graduate transfer Alihan Demir (left), a versatile 6-9, 230-pound forward from Turkey, and Isaiah Ihnen (right), a 6-9 German with guard skills, the Gophers went international this spring to bolster the roster for next season.
The Gophers softball team defeated North Dakota State 3-0 in an NCAA regional game on Friday night.
Junior pitcher Amber Fiser credits teammates' support for her standout season heading into the NCAA tournament, which begins tonight with Minnesota playing North Dakota State.
Gophers hosted three-star New Hampton School (N.H.) guard Mika Adams-Woods on an official visit this week, but he is still hearing from other schools. Minnesota looking to put finishing touches on 2019 class.
Mira Jalosuo, who will lead the girls' team, and Greg Zanon, who will coach the boys' team, are both defenders born outside the United States who bring a wealth of experience.
Center John Keenoy started 51 of 52 games at Western Michigan, where he played for current Gophers coach P.J. Fleck."I think he will be successful wherever he goes," Keenoy said.