The University of Minnesota softball team released its fall schedule Monday afternoon. The Golden Gophers will play in doubleheaders at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium against four opponents: North Dakota State, St. Cloud State, Concordia, St. Paul, and Minnesota Duluth.
Admission to all fall games is free.
Minnesota hits the field for the first time Saturday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. against 2014 NCAA Minneapolis Regional opponent North Dakota State. Six days later, Oct. 3, the Gophers will pick up play with another twin billing against St. Cloud State at 5 p.m.
Fall softball resumes two weeks later when Concordia, St. Paul comes to Minneapolis at 5 p.m. and the action wraps up the following week, Oct. 24, when Minnesota Duluth visits for a pair of games that also begin at 5 p.m.
Under the direction of head coach Jessica Allister, then in her fourth season, Minnesota went 44-12 in 2014. The program, which had two All-Americans, four All-Big Ten selections, and a team-record five all-region players, won its first Big Ten Tournament title in 15 years and reached the NCAA Tournament’s super regional round for the first time ever.
The Gophers lost three seniors to graduation from last year’s team. Highlighting the group of returnees are two-time All-American Kaitlyn Richardson, three-time All-Big Ten honoree Tyler Walker, and 2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, Sara Groenewegen.
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