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SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU cruises past UMC to sweep and take three of four on weekend

CROOKSTON - The Southwest Minnesota State baseball team closed out its road schedule with a big sweep over Minnesota Crookston at a windy UMC baseball field on Sunday. SMSU won the opener 12-1 and completed the sweep with a 9-1 victory in game two. The Mustangs captured the weekend Northern Sun ...

PREP BASEBALL: Rebels start season with strong effort against Panthers

MILROY – The Murray County Central baseball team took to the field for the first time in 2018 and wanted to get out to a strong start as it faced Tracy-Milroy-Balaton. The Rebels did just that, using a combined no-hitter from their pitchers and a strong hitting performance to begin their ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall boys and girls golf opens season in Worthington

WORTHINGTON — Marshall split a dual with Worthington on Friday. The Marshall girls recorded a 185-211 win, while Worthington won the boys dual 171-183. Kaylee Gossen medaled for Worthington with a 43. Gossen was focused on her putting during the round. “My main focus of the round was ...

PREP SOFTBALL: Grand slam propels Willmar past Marshall in season opener

MARSHALL - After weeks of indoor practices, cancellations and postponements, the Marshall softball team finally hit the diamond on Thursday evening, as the Tigers opened up its 2018 season at home against the Willmar Cardinals. Marshall was able to tie things up in the fourth, but a grand slam ...

SMSU BASEBALL: Upper Iowa rallies past SMSU to complete sweep

FAYETTE, Iowa - Upper Iowa rallied with three runs in the bottom of the ninth to earn a 10-9 victory in game two and earn a doubleheader sweep over Southwest Minnesota State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference baseball on Wednesday at Robertson Woods Field. The Peacocks on the opener by ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: Mustangs earn key sweep over Wayne State

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team knew if there was going to be any chance of them making the NSIC Tournament next week, they were going to have to put on a display on both sides of the field against Wayne State College to keep their season alive. The ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: SMSU hosts Wayne State in big doubleheader matchup

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team (11-22, 6-12 NSIC) concludes its short home season today facing Wayne State College (15-24, 9-11 NSIC) in a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. at Mattke Field at the Schwan Regional Event Center. •SMSU's first 29 games were ...

SMSU BASEBALL: Mustangs set to face Upper Iowa today

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University baseball team (11-19, 6-14 NSIC) continues Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play today with a doubleheader at Upper Iowa University (12-17, 10-13 NSIC) starting at 1 p.m. at Robertson Woods Field in Fayette. •SMSU is coming off a ...

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Knights break out bats in 13-1 win over Adrian

ADRIAN – The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton baseball team opened up its season with a 13-1 victory over Adrian in five innings on Tuesday. After neither team could find scoring in the first two innings, the Knights started the scoring with a run in the top of the third. RTR then broke out the bats ...

PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Marshall track holds first home meet

MARSHALL – The Marshall boys and girls track team held their first home meet of the season on Monday, as six teams participated. On the boys side, Waconia took first with a team score of 143 while Marshall placed second with a score of 128. Willmar took third (122) while Redwood Valley took ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: Mustangs split pair of games with Bulldogs

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team continued its homestand on Monday afternoon with a tough task in front of them, as the University of Minnesota Duluth came in riding an 11-game win streak. The Mustangs were able to snap that streak with a wire-to-wire 4-2 ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: Mustangs drop doubleheader to St. Cloud State

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team got to do something not many teams in the state have been able to achieve so far this season: play a true home game. Playing on a converted Mattke Field at the Schwan Regional Event Center, the Mustangs hosted the St. Cloud ...

SMSU SOFTBALL: SMSU games moved to Sunday and Monday at Mattke Field

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State University softball program has announced changes to this weekend's schedule for games versus St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth set for Marshall. SMSU will now play all four games at Mattke Field at the Schwan Regional Event Center. SMSU will face ...