BYU opens its home season against South Dakota State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- After playing a grueling 24 games on the road, the BYU women's softball team (13-11) opens its home season on March 17, against South Dakota State at 3 p.m.
The Cougars will play another home game against Utah State at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, before heading to the Stanford invitational to face Princeton, Eastern Carolina, Stanford and Wisconsin.
The first home contest of 2008 will mark the first time BYU and SDSU have played each other. The Jackrabbbits are 6-15 on the season and arrive in Provo after going 2-1 against Southern Utah. BYU defeated Southern Utah, 4-1, during its season opener.
In the all-time series against Utah State, the Cougars lead the Aggies 24-2. The two teams faced one another last season and BYU took the victory, 5-1.
The Cougars are 7-2 during the program's home opening games. Last year BYU defeated Idaho State, 3-1, during the home opener.