NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State softball will put out the welcome mat this Saturday when it hosts a fan appreciation day at the Demon Diamond.
The gates will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning giving fans and their families plenty of time to settle into their seats or check out the handful of entertainment areas before the intrasquad scrimmage.
The Purple and White teams will face off beginning at 11 a.m. in the third game-like contest of the fall season for the Demons. Following the game fans will have the opportunity to meet the 2024 NSU softball team.
The Demons have 12 returning players from a year ago, including seniors Tristin Court, Maggie Darr, Ryleigh Denton, Kat Marshall, Laney and Lexie Roos, Kenzie Seely, Ashlyn Walker and Taylor Williams.
They also welcome six first-year freshmen to the experience-laden roster.
Authentic south Louisiana gumbo will be served for lunch beginning at noon, with that and drinks available at no cost and while supplies last.
Admission is free for the entire event.
Fans also have the option to slide over to Prather Coliseum following the team meet-and-greet and grabbing a bowl of gumbo as NSU volleyball hosts UIW beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.