Softball Announces Fall Softball Schedule

Sept. 18, 2008

SEATTLE - University of Washington head softball coach Heather Tarr announced today the fall schedule for the 2008-09 Husky softball team which will be looking to make its 16th-consecutive postseason appearance in 2009.

The Huskies open the fall campaign with a doubleheader against Boise State, Saturday, Oct. 4 starting at 11:30 a.m. at Carlon Park in Selah, Wash.

Washington will then host the 2008 Husky Fall Softball Classic, Oct. 10-12 at Husky Softball Stadium. The tournament features five other Northwest teams with the Huskies playing five games over the course of the weekend.

The tournament kicks off Friday, Oct. 12, with UW facing Seattle University at 3 p.m. A full slate of games is scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, with Washington playing two games each day. After four games featuring Central Washington, Lower Columbia College, Seattle University, Simon Fraser and Western Washington from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., the Huskies will take the field for back-to-back games Saturday afternoon against Central Washington and Simon Fraser at 2:40 and 4:20 p.m.

A similar schedule takes place Sunday, Oct. 12, with six games on tap starting at 8 a.m. The Huskies will square off against Lower Columbia College and Western Washington at 1 p.m. and 2:40 p.m., respectively.

'It's a great opportunity to be able to play games in our non-traditional season. We're excited to use these games to see what this year's team can do,' Husky head coach Heather Tarr said. 'It's great to fill your fall schedule with a couple of Division 1 opponents and playing Boise State - a first-year D-1 program - in Selah will be a good early test for our team.'

The 2008-09 Husky softball team returns all but one player from a 2008 team which advanced to the NCAA postseason for the 15th consecutive season. The Huskies will welcome back three key players who redshirted in 2008, junior All-American pitcher Danielle Lawrie who pitched for Canada in the 2008 Olympic Games, senior All-American shortstop Ashley Charters and senior All-Pac-10 outfielder Lauren Greer.

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