Sunday, April 30, 2006

*Viking Football And Softball Will Have A Big Saturday*

Contact: Mike Lund • 503.725.5602 •
*Viking Football And Softball Will Have A Big Saturday*

Portland State Athletics has an important Saturday home schedule as the Viking football and softball teams will simultaneously give their fans a look at present successes and future aspirations.

Football Coach Tim Walsh will get his first serious look at the 2006 Vikings when they run a 45-play scrimmage at the end of Saturday's practice. Practice begins at noon at Stott Community Field, with the scrimmage expected to take place at approximately 1:30.

The Vikings will scrimamge again on May 6, then have the annual Spring Game on May 13 at Gresham High School starting at 6 p.m.

Of more immediate concern for Viking fans is the softball team's home doubleheader Saturday at Erv Lind Stadium. First-year Head Coach Amy Hayes leads her first-place Vikings (28-14, 8-1) against second-place University of San Diego (20-18, 8-4) in a key Pacific Coast Softball Conference doubleheader.

Saturday's first pitch will come at noon. Erv Lind Stadium is located at NE 57th and Halsey.

The Vikings will host the Toreros in a doubleheader again on Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m. PSU is 5-0 at Erv Lind Stadium this year and has won 15 of 19 overall.

A successful weekend of Viking softball can go a long way toward PSU clinching the PCSC championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Playoffs. The Vikings have already accomplished their best record since moving to Division I in 1999.


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