New Mexico State to play U.S. team in Beijing softball warmup

Updated: August 4, 2008, 1:31 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- New Mexico State will play the United States softball team in an exhibition contest leading up to the Beijing Olympics, Aggies coach Kathy Rodolph said Thursday.

"We are honored to host the U.S. national team and participate in its 'Tour to Beijing' as they prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games," Rodolph said.

The April 6 game is part of a tour featuring more than 45 cities for the American softball squad, which will face college and top regional teams. The U.S. team will be in Las Cruces after a three-day tournament in Oklahoma City.

The Aggies will play the national team during a seven-game homestand.

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