Minnesota won it's first contest of 2007 with a 7-5 triumph over UNC-Asheville. Minnesota's Gary Perniar started and struck out eight batters in his four innings. Perniar allowed three hits and one earned run. Bill Johnson got the win in relief. Josh Oslin picked up save number one. Minnesota 3B Nate Hanson hit his first collegiate homerun and drove in three to lead the Gophers' offense. Catcher Jeff DeSmidt also went yard for Minnesota. 1B Mike Mee had three hits and a RBI.
UNC-Asheville DH Edmond Locklear had two hits, including a homer, and two RBI.