BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University softball team opened the 2014 season Monday with its first official practice. The Beavers will have just over a month to prepare for their first games, which will be held in the West St. Paul Dome Feb. 23-24 against Valley City State University, Jamestown College and a school to be determined.
The Beaver softball team finished the 2013 season with an 8-39 mark and a 2-28 conference record and finished fifteenth in the NSIC. BSU overhauled its roster in the offseason as it brought in 10 new players to go along with eight returnees. Senior Nicole Dupay (OF, Woodbury, Minn.) who led the Beavers in batting average (.326), hits (47), home runs (5) and total bases (71) heads the group of returnees. Bemidji State will be led Head Coach Rick Supinski who enters his third season at the helm.
“It is good to start up again and have a clean slate,” said Supinski. “We are really excited to see how the new players will fit with our returners.”
After six games in the West St. Paul Dome Feb. 23-24, Bemidji State will travel to Myrtle Beach, Florida to play 10 games on its spring break trip. BSU’s first conference action will be March 25 when it takes University of Minnesota Crookston in a double header at the BSU softball field.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).