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WATCH: Bison softball gets Mueller his 700th win, fishing opener tips in WDAY's 10 PM sports

NDSU needed just two runs to hold off second seed Omaha in the Summit League Tournament.

North Dakota State’s Paige Vargas pitches to University of North Dakota during their softball game at Tharaldson Park in Fargo. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
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North Dakota State softball accomplished a milestone for head coach Darren Mueller while putting itself in the Summit League tournament winner's bracket.

The third-seeded Bison shutout second seed Omaha on Friday evening, 2-0. The win was Mueller's 700th in his career. He continues to lead the Summit League in career victories.

NDSU will play the winner between South Dakota-South Dakota State tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

At midnight, one of the most circled dates on the Minnesota calendar returns with the 2022 fishing opener.

With fish potentially staying in shallow waters this year because of the colder stretch in February, Scheels fishing manager Jadyn Thomas says the type of bait you used could prove to be critical.


"It's going to be a real back to basics to fishing," Thomas said. "Lot of jigs and minnows, jigs and shiners, slip bobbers, leeches."

See those stories and more in WDAY's 10 PM sports.

Zach Staton joined WDAY as a sports reporter in 2018. He grew up in Salem, Virginia loving any sport he could play or watch. Staton graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in Communication Studies before getting his Master's in Broadcast and Digital Journalism with a Sports Communication Emphasis from Syracuse University.
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