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Jeff Kolpack, Published May 15 2010

NDSU wins Summit softball title for NCAA tournament berth

FARGO - The Summit League softball championship trophy cradled in one arm and medal in the other hand, North Dakota State senior Laurel Pipken was just minutes removed from a familiar mob scene. The Bison are getting used to these jumping, yelling, screaming victory dances around home plate.

“We enjoy them every time,” she said.

Pipken’s single scored Elisa Victa from second base in the bottom of the seventh inning to give NDSU a 3-2 win Saturday afternoon over Western Illinois. It capped a sweep through the Summit tourney for the Bison, who punched their NCAA tournament ticket for the second straight year.

For more, see Sunday's Forum.