SMSU SOFTBALL: SMSU faces No. 13 Winona State in non-conference play today

Independent file photo SMSU’s Emma Grote catches a fly ball during their game against Augustana University on April 2, 2019. SMSU will face Winona State today.

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team (4-0) continues non-conference play today with a doubleheader versus No. 13 ranked Winona State (0-0) at the RCTC Dome in Rochester, Minn. First pitch is slated for 11 a.m.

•SMSU won four games last weekend at the St. Cloud State Invite and have now opened a season 4-0 for the third time in the last five years.

•WSU, which was selected to finish second in the preseason NSIC Coaches’ Poll, was 13-6 in 2020 before the season was shutdown.

Game coverage

•Live video and stats for both games will be available at SMSUmustangs.com.

Ticket policy

•Winona State is not allowing fans for the doubleheader.


Winona State

•Winona State was picked to finish second in the preseason NSIC Coaches’ Poll and is ranked No. 13 in this week’s NFCA Top 25.

•WSU was 13-6 in 2020 before the season was shutdown.

•WSU won the NSIC in 2019 with a perfect 30-0 record and finished the season with a record of 53-9.

Series history vs. Winona State

•SMSU and WSU meet for the 122nd and 123rd time on Friday with WSU leading 76-45 in a series that began in 1973.

•WSU has dominated the series in the last 12 years, having won 25 straight since April 25, 2009. SMSU’s last victory came in game one of a doubleheader in Marshall on April 25, 2009.

•The two teams last met on April 5, 2019, in Winona, with the Warriors winning, 9-1 and 6-0.

— Content courtesy

of SMSU Athletic



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