Preview of Phoenix-Gophers, Friday in Twin Cities

Making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2005, the Green Bay softball team will begin play on Friday evening as it faces host Minnesota at 6:30 p.m. Live video and live stats will be available on Below is the complete weekend schedule, along with ticketing information. Coach Jean Rivett’s team is 27-12 this season, tying a program record for most wins in a season. Senior Ashley Nannemann (Burlington, Wis.) who posted a 0.41 ERA in the Horizon tourney, is the top pitcher. Shannon Butts currently leads the team hitting .412, while senior Miranda Reinke is hitting .361 with a team-leading 11 doubles and five home runs. As for Minnesota, the
Gophers posted their highest winning percentage in school history of .820, going 41-9 overall. It’s a double elimination tourney. If Green Bay wins, they’ll play the Auburn-North Dakota State winner at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. A loss on Friday means a 4 p.m. start on Saturday. The title game will be played Sunday. See full details at the Phoenix Athletics site.

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