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Dickinson State softball picked 1st, baseball 4th in NSAA poll

The Dickinson State softball team was picked to finish first in the North Star Athletic Association by the league's coaches in the preseason poll that was released Monday.

The Dickinson State softball team was picked to finish first in the North Star Athletic Association by the league's coaches in the preseason poll that was released Monday.

The Blue Hawks garnered 76 total points in the poll and seven first-place votes.

Valley City State was ranked No. 2 with 69 points and one first-place vote, and Bellevue (Neb.) was slotted third with 67 points and the last first-place vote.

Rounding out the poll were Jamestown (58 points), Presentation (42), Waldorf (37), Mayville State (27), Dakota State (15) and Viterbo (14).

The NSAA baseball preseason poll was also released Monday, and the Blue Hawks were voted to finish fourth, with 66 points in the poll.

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Bellevue was the unanimous favorite, garnering all 10 first-place votes for 100 points in the poll.

Jamestown was picked second with 87 points, and Mayville State was third with 83.

After DSU, Waldorf was tabbed No. 5 with 49 points, Dakota State was sixth with 47, Valley City State was seventh with 42 and Viterbo (39), Presentation (27) and Winnipeg (10) rounded out the poll.

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