Softball To 'Flip the Switch' On New Lights Monday

Nov. 29, 2009

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SEATTLE - The Washington softball team will 'Flip the Switch' on their new lights at Husky Softball Stadium on Monday, Nov. 28.

Festivities will begin Monday at 5 p.m. when Washington Athletic Director Scott Woodward will say a few words before introducing head coach Heather Tarr. At approximately 5:10 p.m., a countdown will start before the flip will be switched, illuminating one of the country's most scenic softball fields for the first time.

The National Champion Husky softball team spent three weeks on the road last year for the NCAA Tournament despite being the overall No. 3 seed due to the fact that Husky Softball Stadium did not have lights. The team spent the three-week saga in Amherst, Mass.; Atlanta, Ga.; and finally Oklahoma City, Okla., where they swept Florida in the best-of-three championship series for the program's first-ever national title.

Immediately following the World Series, it was announced that enough money had been raised to install lights at the stadium, which will allow the Huskies to now host future NCAA Regional and Super Regional tournaments.

The Huskies 2010 season and title defense kicks off on the road Feb. 11-14 with the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz. The Huskies will play their first night game in Husky Softball Stadium on Thursday, March 11 at 5 p.m. against Miami of Ohio.

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