Summit League Softball

Outlook After the Heartbreak: NDSU Softball Head Coach Darren Mueller Reflects on Canceled Season

Topics covered: How the news was heard, impact on season, defining shortened season

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State softball was just 23 games into their season before COVID-19 canceled the rest of competition for 2020. The Bison were in a meeting getting ready to hit the road for their next tournament when the news broke. “It was an emotional time,” Mueller said. “To get that news in the middle of a meeting…

Coach of the Week: NDSU Softball Darren Mueller

KVRR's Nick Couzin caught up with NDSU softball coach Darren Mueller before their trip to South Carolina

FARGO, N.D — North Dakota State Softball starts their season this weekend in Columbia, South Carolina with five games on the campus of the University of South Carolina. The Bison are looking to defend their Summit League Tournament Title and Conference Championship from last season. Before heading down south, KVRR’s Nick Couzin caught up with head coach Darren Mueller to…

NDSU Softball Tops Summit League Preseason Poll

Bison are the defending conference champions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (NDSU Athletics) North Dakota State University was selected as the Summit League preseason softball favorites in a poll of the league’s seven head coaches released on Thursday, Jan. 30. NDSU received six of the seven first place votes for a total of 34 points. South Dakota was second with 28 points, and South Dakota State was…

NDSU Softball Wins Summit League Tournament

The Bison beat South Dakota twice to advance to the NCAA Tournament

FARGO, N.D. – (NDSU Athletics) Summit League Softball MVP pitcher Paige Vargas of North Dakota State shut down the powerful South Dakota offense not once, but twice as the Bison defeated USD by the scores of 6-0 and 3-1 on Saturday, May 11, to claim the program’s 10th league tournament championship and AQ bid into the NCAA 64-team field. The…

Montana DeCamp: Softball Player, Children’s Author

DeCamp wrote book "If I Could Change Math" for Elementary Education Class

FARGO, N.D. — Montana DeCamp is finding success both on and off the field. The junior shortstop is an author. A project she started back in fourth grade and finished as a class assignment for her elementary education major. “In elementary school, I loved math but some of it didn’t make sense right away and I started thinking what if…

Summit League Softball Tournament Bracket Released

NDSU is number one overall seed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (Summit League Public Relations) The Summit League announced the 2019 softball championship bracket Sunday afternoon, with North Dakota State earning the No. 1 seed following its eighth league title and seventh in the last eight years. The six-team tournament will be played May 8-11 at Tharaldson Park at the Ellig Sports Complex in Fargo, N.D. First…

NDSU Softball Takes Both Games From Omaha in Doubleheader

Game One: NDSU 8-1 Game Two: NDSU 11-0

FARGO, N.D. — (NDSU Athletics) Vanessa Anderson hit a home run in each game including her second grand slam of the season and North Dakota State hammered five homers overall as the Bison defeated Omaha 8-1 and 11-0 in five innings during a Summit League softball doubleheader played Friday, April 26, before 121 spectators at Tharaldson Park.   NDSU (35-12, 13-1…

NDSU Softball’s 20-Game Win Streak Ends With Loss to SDSU

SDSU Beat NDSU 6-2

FARGO, N.D. – (NDSU Athletics) Megan Rushing hit a two-out bases-clearing double in the sixth inning to help South Dakota State rally past North Dakota State 6-2 in a Summit League game played Monday, April 15, at Tharaldson Park. The game was delayed by rain for 4-hours and 4-minutes. The loss snapped the Bison 20-game winning streak. NDSU (30-12, 8-1…