With football, volleyball and soccer dominating the local sports landscape this time of year, we wanted to throw in a plug for softball, too.

The University of Montana Grizzly softball team has announced their 8-game fall schedule for Grizzly Softball Field in Missoula. The Griz have booked Carroll, Providence MT, MSU Billings, North Idaho and Columbia Basin. The games cover three weekends in September and one in October.

Sunday, Sept. 22: Carroll vs. Montana, doubleheader 1 and 3pm

Saturday, Sept. 28: Providence MT vs. Montana, 11am

+ MSU Billings vs. Montana, 1:30 pm

+MSU Billings vs. Providence, 4pm

Sunday, Sept. 29: MSU Billings vs. North Idaho, 11am

+MSU Billings vs. Montana, 1:30pm

+North Idaho vs. Montana, 4pm

Saturday, Oct. 12: Columbia Basin vs. Montana, doubleheader, times to be announced.

Here's hoping for some glorious early-fall days to cheer on the Griz!