Softball season opens with 1-1 record South Dakota opened the 1999 softball season with a 1-1 record in a pair of games played March 7 in Orlando, FL.
The Coyotes defeated Lake Superior, 1-0, and lost to Bloomsburg University, 3-1.
USD is on a 13-game southern schedule that concludes March 13.
The Coyotes scored their lone run against Lake Superior on Tiffany Davis's solo home run in the bottom of the sixth. Winning pitcher Andrea Bigalk scattered three hits and gave up one walk. Kris Breuer came on in the seventh for the save.
In the loss to Bloomsburg, Davis went 1-for-2 with a run-scoring single and Heather Casey was 1-for-3 with a double. Breuer took the loss and went the distance with one walk and eight strikeouts.