The Bison (15-8) (3-0 SL) open a 3 game Summit League series with Western Illinois (2-19) (0-3 SL) at Alfred D. Boyer Stadium in Macomb, IL today, April 1, 2022, at 3 PM CDT. The forecast for gametime is sunny skies and a temperature of 46 degrees.

The following preview is from the Fighting Leatherneck website: " North Dakota State comes into Macomb 15-8 overall and 3-0 in Summit League play after winning all three matchups over Northern Colorado in their Summit League opener. The sweep helped the Bison extend their winning streak to six. Logan Williams has been on a home run tear as of late for NDSU, hitting seven in his past six games. His ten home runs rank first in the Summit League. North Dakota State's pitching staff has been the main story for their season, ranking second in the conference in team ERA at 4.04. All three expected starters for NDSU this weekend rank in the top 10 in ERA in the Summit League. Western Illinois will look to win its home opener on Friday for the first time since the 2018 season when they beat North Dakota State 2-0."

Probable pitchers for the weekend are Max Loven (3-1, 4.09 ERA) vs Chandler Fochs (0-3, 10.71 ERA) on Friday, Cade Feeney (3-1, 4.25 ERA) vs Jace Warkentien (1-3, 11.03 ERA) on Saturday, and Evan Sankey (3-2, 4.91 ERA) vs Brian Raymond (0-2, 6.59 ERA) in the finale on Sunday.

Friday's game will be streamed on Western Illinois All-Access network, while Saturday and Sunday games will be shown on ESPN+.