No. 4 Softball To Tango With No. 7 UCLA & No. 3 Washington
April 2, 2009
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Sun Devil Softball squad (31-5 overall) hit the road this weekend for one of their toughest weekends of the season as they travel to Los Angeles, Calif. to face the seventh-ranked UCLA Bruins on Friday at 1 p.m. before heading up to Seattle, Wash. to take on the third-ranked Huskies on Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at noon. Friday’s game versus UCLA will be aired on tape delay by Fox Sports Net. The game will be aired Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Monday at 2 a.m.
Series History & Scouting Report
Since 1980 the Sun Devils have gone head-to--head with the powerhouse that is UCLA Softball. Claiming the most national titles in NCAA history, ASU actually has their worst all-time record against the Bruins than against any other team. Overall UCLA holds the lead 86-22, though last year the Sun Devils edged the Bruins in the series, winning two of the three en route to a Pac-10 crown. The series win last season was the first time ASU has claimed the series since their first meetings in 1980. Overall, Clint Myers holds a 4-6 record against the Bruins, one of those wins coming in the 2008 WCWS to advance to the Championship Series.
Another tough series history for the Sun Devils happens to be against the Washington Huskies as well, who ASU first met in 1993. Since then Washington has compiled a 43-16 overall record, though ASU took two of three as well against the Huskies last season. Overall, Clint Myers holds a 6-3 record against the UW in his career.
The Sun Devils will return home for a brief doubleheader against UNLV on Tuesday, April 7 at 1 & 3:30 p.m. in Tempe at Farrington Stadium before heading south to kick-off the Duel in the Desert, with games against Arizona Friday and Saturday night in Tucson.