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Minnesota Softball at the NCAA Tournament: How to watch the Gophers!

The Gophers look to make it 15 straight wins against NDSU tonight, with Washington or Weber State waiting for them if they win.

Minnesota Softball is rolling into the NCAA Tournament on a fantastic hot streak. They've won their last 14 games, including their thrilling extra innings win against #2 ranked Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament final. Their first NCAA opponent in the Seattle Regional will be North Dakota State. The Bison are also on a 14 game win streak and are 38-13 on the season (including going 17-0 in the Summit League).

Minnesota will be relying heavily upon junior pitcher Sara Groenewegen, who has been both a dominant force and resilient rock for the Gophers as their reliable #1 starter. Unsure what I mean? In the Big Ten Tournament, Sara pitched 24 innings over 3 games in only 2 days.

Yea. That's insane. She is 30-5 with a 1.87 ERA. She has pitched 217 2/3 innings this season, which is only 5th most among any pitcher in the NCAA tournament (no big deal).

How To Watch

- Watch the Gophers live tonight and through the rest of the weekend on

Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 20
Game 1: #15/19 Minnesota (41-12) vs. North Dakota State (38-13), 6:30 p.m. CT
Game 2: #12/14 Washington (36-13) vs. Weber State (37-17), 9 p.m. CT

Saturday, May 21
Game 3: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m. CT
Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 5:30 p.m. CT
Game 5: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m. CT

Sunday, May 22
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 2 p.m. CT
Game 7 (if necessary): Game 6 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 4:30 p.m. CT

Note: The winner of the regional in Seattle will move on to a Super Regional against the winner of the regional being hosted by Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.