BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University softball head coach Brittany Gomez-Olson announced Wednesday afternoon the Beavers’ 2021 schedule. The Beavers will play a 44-game regular season beginning Feb. 10 with non-conference games against University of Minnesota, Crookston and University of Jamestown at the West St. Paul Dome.
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Bemidji State will play a total of 14 non-conference games before opening Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play at home against Minnesota Crookston, March 30. The Beavers will play six NSIC opponents during non-conference play and will travel to West St. Paul, Minn., and Minot, N.D., to compete in the West St. Paul Dome and Minot Dome before traveling to St. Joseph, Mo., for the HyVee Classic hosted by Missouri Western State University, Mar. 19-20.
Bemidji State will then open conference play with a six-game homestand beginning with a doubleheader against Minnesota Crookston Tuesday, March 30 for the first home series of the season. The Beavers then host Southwest Minnesota State University April 2 and University of Sioux Falls April 3 to close out the homestand.
The Beavers will then play six games on the road April 7-11 when they travel to St. Cloud State University, Northern State University and Minnesota State University, Moorhead. Bemidji Stat then quickly hosts Minot State University for a doubleheader Tuesday, April 13 before hitting the road again to face Winona State University and Upper Iowa University, April 17-18.
Bemidji State then begins an eight-game homestand April 21 by hosting University of Minnesota Duluth followed by Minnesota State University, Mankato April 24, Concordia University-St. Paul April 25 and then host University of Mary Tuesday, April 27 for the final home series of the regular season.
The Beavers then conclude the regular season on the road with series’ against Augustana University and Wayne State college, May 1-2.
The NSIC Softball Tournament is slated for May 6-8 in Rochester, Minn., at the RYFSA Complex.
The Bemidji State softball team has 13 letter-winners returning from a shortened 2020 season that saw the Beavers go 10-12. The Beavers have added seven newcomers to the team itching for their first taste of green and white softball.
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).