No. 4 Softball Enters Critical Weekend Against No. 3 Washington and No. 2 UCLA
April 23, 2009
The Sun Devil Softball squad (36-9 overall, 6-4 Pac-10) remain home in the comfy confines of Farrington Stadium this weekend as they set to host the No. 3 Washington Huskies on Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m. and No. 2 UCLA on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. and noon. Saturday’s game will be aired live on FSN Arizona. All games will be played in Tempe at Farrington Stadium.
Series History & Scouting Report:
A tough series history for the Sun Devils happens to be against the Washington Huskies, who ASU first met in 1993. Since then Washington has compiled a 43-18 overall record, though ASU took two of three as well against the Huskies last season, but have falen twice already to the Huskies this season. Overall, Clint Myers holds a 6-5 record against the UW in his career.
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 86-23, 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. This season ASU has claimed a 5-0 win already over UCLA earlier this season in Westwood. Overall, Clint Myers holds a 5-6 record against the Bruins, one of those wins coming in the 2008 WCWS to advance to the Championship Series.
The Sun Devils will host Arizona next Wednesday, April 29 in a near doubleheader as they finish off a rain halted game from April 11. The continued game will begin at 5 p.m. followed with the regularly scheduled game at 7 p.m. At this time only 200 standing room only tickets are left.