Softball to host Dyersburg over weekend

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Story by Blake BernierStaff writer

                                                               

Homecoming weekend will feature opportunities for recruiting and fun for the Murray State softball team.

This weekend the undefeated softball team will play against Dyersburg Community College in a doubleheader Friday, followed by an alumnae game on Sunday.

Head Coach Kara Amundson said when they play junior colleges it gives them a chance to see visiting players on the field and often doubles as a recruiting opportunity.

Dyersburg heads into this season with seven freshmen and six sophomores.

The doubleheader will start at 5 p.m. at Racer Field and fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

As the fall season continues for the Racers, the team is still giving everyone an opportunity to play and contribute to the team’s success. Every healthy player on the roster has played for Amundson during the fall season.

The Racers will take the field against familiar faces in the inaugural alumnae game at 11 a.m. Sunday.

“We are finally to the point where there are enough alumnae to field a full team,” Amundson said.

The softball program is entering its seventh season at Murray State, making an alumnae game possible for the first time.

Amundson said the alumnae game keeps the former players engaged.

“I think they will enjoy coming out and running around a little bit and playing against our current team,” Amundson said. “It’s just a fun weekend for them to come back with Homecoming and football and the festivities.”