SOFTBALL: Southern Utah and South Dakota State split their Summit League-opening double-header Friday in Cedar City, with the Thunderbirds taking a 5-2 win in the opener before the Jackrabbits came back with a 10-7 triumph in the nightcap. The two teams meet at noon today to conclude the series.

BASEBALL: At Santa Barbara, Calif., seven runs in the third and five runs in the eighth inning by UC Santa Barbara proved to be overwhelming for Southern Utah as the Thunderbirds dropped Game 1 of a four-game set 17-1 to the Gauchos on Friday. SUU drops to 5-6 with the loss while UCSB improving to 9-6. The teams play a doubleheader today noon MDT.