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College softball: Bison fall to Texas-San Antonio to open Classic

The Bison dropped a one-run game to UTSA Friday afternoon after their first game against Drake was cancelled.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — North Dakota State had its first game against Drake canceled due to weather and then fell to Texas-San Antonio 3-2 on Friday to wrap up the opening day of the Blues City Classic.

After start times were initially pushed back a couple of hours, NDSU’s first scheduled game of the day against Drake was ultimately canceled due to high winds and power outages.

In the evening game, the Roadrunners would jump out to a lead in the second inning on a sacrifice fly following a walk and a double.

In the fifth inning, NDSU's Skylar Padgett led off the inning with a walk and two batters later, the Bison took the lead on Emilee Buringa's home run to right-center.

Texas-San Antonio answered back with its own two-run home run to go up 3-2 in the top of the sixth.


Paige Vargas took the loss. She went 5-2/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out eight

NDSU on Saturday takes on SIU-Edwardsville at 9 a.m. before facing host Memphis at 2 p.m.

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