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SMSU softball back on the diamond Sunday in Aberdeen

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University softball team (6-2) returns to the diamond this Sunday with a non-conference doubleheader versus Northern State University (6-4) at the Presentation College Dome in Aberdeen, S.D. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.

•SMSU, which will be playing in its third different indoor facility this season, is coming off a pair of non-conference wins over Minot State last Friday night in St. Cloud.

•NSU will play UMary in two games on Saturday before taking on SMSU.

•NSU, which was selected to finish seventh in the preseason NSIC Coaches’ Poll, was 15-4 in 2020 before the season was shut down in March.

•Following Sunday’s games, SMSU will return to the field on March 12 with a non-conference doubleheader at St. Cloud State inside the Husky Dome.

Game coverage

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

About

Northern State

•Northern State is 6-4 heading into its two games on Saturday versus UMary.

•NSU finished 3-3 during a three-day tournament in Joplin, Mo., last weekend.

•Elyse Cuttic leads the Wolves batting .419 with two home runs and nine RBIs. She also is 2-2 in the circle with a 2.15 ERA in 29 1/3 innings with 35 strikeouts. Cuttic is a transfer from Division I Rider University.

Series history vs. Northern State

•SMSU and NSU have meet 85 times since the 1986 season with SMSU holding a 64-21 all-time series advantage.

•NSU has dominated in recently, winning the last six meetings and 11 of the last 13 overall since April 26, 2014.

•SMSU’s last victory in the series came on Feb. 11, 2017, inside the Presentation Dome.

— Content courtesy

of SMSU Athletic

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