Softball team travels

The UND women’s softball team is hitting the road this weekend for a five-game series in the San Diego Classic tournament.

The action starts today when the team takes on Iowa State and San Diego before facing UC Davis and Grand Canyon on Saturday. North Dakota will conclude the tournament against St. John’s on Sunday.

North Dakota’s last games took place during the Eastern Michigan Tournament in Madeira Beach, Fla., UND clinching two wins and three losses.

Currently, UND is No. 3 in the Big Sky conference with its batting average at .268. Freshman Maria Dendinger sits at No. 5 as she has hit .433 in nine games.

With five returning offensive starters, North Dakota will look to have a successful spring season.

The only returning starting pitcher from last season is Kaylin VanDomelen, but an injury will keep her out of the beginning of the spring.

Staff report