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College softball: Dragons sweep season-opening doubleheader against Bemidji

MSUM won a pair of 1-run games to kickstart the 2021 season

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Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons
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WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota State Moorhead secured wins of 6-5 and 5-4 over Bemidji State on Tuesday at the West St. Paul Dome to start the 2021 softball season.

In Game 1, a three-run sixth inning proved to be the difference maker for the Dragons. Trailing 4-3, MSUM posted three runs off Bemidji State errors to take a 6-3 lead. Kaiya Sundeen recorded three hits for the Dragons, while Jordey Smith tallied two RBIs.

MSUM jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings in the second game. Samantha Gjerde's single brought home a pair of runs, while an error from the Beavers (2-6) allowed two more runs to cross in the second inning. Dahl received the win on the mound, allowing two runs off seven hits through five innings for the Dragons.

MSUM (2-0) takes on Illinois-Springfield at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 5, in the opening game of the Emporia State Tournament in Emporia, Kan.

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