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Golden Eagle Softball Can’t Stop North Dakota Offense
April 17, 2008

Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414

(Grand Forks, N.D.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) Women’s Softball team returned to the field on Wednesday, April 16 to play the University of North Dakota. The Fighting Sioux took both games of the double-header by scores of 8-1 and 8-0.

Player Spotlight: Sarena Diederichs (Fr, C, St. Cloud, Minn.) and Amy Burke (So, OF, Crookston, Minn.) led the Golden Eagles offensively going 2-5 (.400) at the plate. Steph Thomas (Fr, P, St. Albert, Alberta) threw an outstanding first game going six innings and striking out nine North Dakota hitters.

The Golden Eagles are 6-13 overall and 0-7 in NSIC play. Minnesota, Crookston hosts Bemidji State University on Thursday, April 17 in an NSIC double-header. First pitch is set for 2:00 p.m.

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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).