Softball

NDSU Softball Preparing for Difficult Draw in NCAA Regional

The Bison will face No. 7 Minnesota on Friday

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU softball is heading to Minneapolis for the NCAA Tournament. It is a quick little bus ride for the Summit League champions as they open up play on Friday. This is the ninth time in the last 10 seasons where the Herd has scored an NCAA Tournament berth. It wasn’t easy to get there after South Dakota…

Early Scoring Helps NDSU Softball Get Past South Dakota State

The Bison scored four runs in the first inning to win 6-3

  FARGO, N.D. — The top-seeded NDSU softball team made it a point of emphasis to come out of the gates strong in their first Summit League Tournament game. After a 1-2-3 inning from ace KK Leddy, the Bison gave her four runs of support in the bottom of the first, three of which came in on a home run…

NDSU’s Leddy Named Summit League Female Athlete of the Month

Leddy allowed just five earned runs in 48 innings through the month of April

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (NDSU Athletics) — North Dakota State softball pitcher KK Leddy was recognized as the Female Athlete of the Month for the first time in her career after the senior put together an impressive April to help the Bison clinch their eighth Summit League regular season title. Leddy excelled throughout the month of April, helping the Bison to…

UND Sweeps Summit League Softball Weekly Awards

Nikki Pica and Jailene Carpio are the players of the week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (UND Athletics) – Following a strong weekend of softball against one of the conference’s top foes, a pair of North Dakota softball players have been honored by The Summit League on Monday. Sophomore Jailene Carpio took home Summit League Player of the Week while junior Nikki Pica was named Summit League Pitcher of the Week after helping…

Bison Softball ‘Humbled’ by Loss to SDSU but Strives to Keep Improving

NDSU had a 20-game winning streak snapped Monday

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a bit of a short week for NDSU softball. The herd wrapped up a series against South Dakota State on Monday and now travels to South Dakota for a three-game set beginning on Friday. Monday’s loss to the Jackrabbits snapped a 20-game winning streak for the Bison. They are 30-12 overall with just one conference loss….

Coach of the Week: Central Cass Softball’s Scott Kost

Central Cass is eager to get the season rolling to defend its Class-B State Title

CASSELTON, N.D. — A mid-April blizzard is delaying Spring sports in North Dakota. Central Cass is eager to get back on the diamond to defend its 2018 Class-B state title. The Squirrels picked up a win against Kindred before the storm this week, thanks in part to their turf field. Head coach Scott Kost is in his eighth season as…

NDSU’s KK Leddy Earns 2nd Pitcher of the Week Honor

Leddy gave up one earned run in 14 innings over the weekend.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Summit League) – South Dakota senior Jamie Holscher has been named the Summit League Player of the Week, while North Dakota State senior Kk Leddy earns pitcher of the week honors.   South Dakota’s Holscher picked up her third player of the week honor of the season after an impressive weekend. Holscher posted a .545 batting average…

NDSU Unveils New $2M Softball Facilities

Tharaldson Park was dedicated on Friday

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – With the renovations complete, North Dakota State University athletics dedicated the $2M complex at a grand opening Friday, September 14, that included renaming of the softball facility to Tharaldson Park. NDSU president Dean L. Bresciani, director of athletics Matt Larsen, Gary Tharaldson, head softball coach Darren Mueller, former Bison standout Andi (Padilla) Farnum and current…

Construction Underway on Two Softball Fields at West Fargo High School

The fields should be ready to play on before the snow flies

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After a run of more than 20 years at Elmwood Park, the West Fargo High School softball team gets a new home in its own backyard. The Packers now have two new softball fields on campus where their varsity and JV squads will take the field this spring. The move comes after West Fargo weaved together a…