Saints Win Home Opener, Finale in Same Day

By KBJR News 1

May 1, 2013 Updated May 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The St. Scholastica softball team won both its home opener and its home finale on Wednesday afternoon, and it did so at a makeshift field on the turfed surface on campus usually reserved for football and soccer.

The Saints were forced to play a doubleheader with Northland on the turf because the team's regular home field, on Kenwood Avenue, was still being prepared for this weekend's Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) tournament.

That tournament, though, was moved to Morris, Minn. after a decision was made by the conference that a forecast of precipitation and cold temperatures was enough to justify moving it from the home field of the conference's number one seed.

That, in turn, made the two games played on Wednesday the only home games St. Scholastica will have this 2013 season.

The Saints won game one by a 13-1 final score and then took game two by a 15-4 count. St. Scholastica finishes the year with an overall record of (24-12) and a mark of (17-4) within the UMAC.

The team will open play in the UMAC tournament on May 3 against Bethany Lutheran, with that scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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