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Softball hammers Colorado State to open season, falls to Minnesota

The University of Texas softball team opened the 2017 campaign by splitting a pair of first-day games, whipping Colorado State before falling to Minnesota (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas softball team led off the 2017 season by splitting a pair of opening-day matches. The Longhorns won their 21st consecutive season opener, 8-0, over Colorado State before falling, 5-2, to No. 16/14 Minnesota Friday at Red & Charline McCombs Field.

Starting pitcher Paige von Sprecken allowed just two hits and struck out six over four innings against CSU to pick up the Longhorns’ first win of the season before