Pac-12 softball on TV viewer guide: April 10-14
Four top-10 Pac-12 softball teams duke it out on TV this weekend as we reach the heart of conference play. Here's what to watch:
No. 1 Oregon at Oregon State (April 13-14 on Pac-12 Networks)
The Civil War comes to Pac-12 Networks as the Ducks look to defend their first-ever No. 1 ranking. The Ducks took two of three from UCLA at home last weekend and travel to Corvallis for a Saturday-Monday series. Sunday’s game time is set for 2 p.m. PT and Monday’s game will be at 3 p.m. PT. Ann Schatz and Amanda Freed are on the call.
[Related: Pac-12 softball in the polls: April 8]
Utah at No. 7 Arizona State (April 10-11 on Pac-12 Networks)
Arizona State is coming off a monster week in which it swept Cal in Berkeley. The visiting Utah Utes have won four of their past five games, including a series win over Oregon State, who took the series from Arizona State earlier this year. The series starts Thursday at 7 p.m. PT, and continues Friday at 5 p.m. PT with Jim Watson and Amanda Freed on the call. Saturday’s 12 p.m. PT game will be streamed live on Pac-12.com.
No. 9 Arizona at California (April 11 & 13 on Pac-12 Networks)
The Bears will host the other Arizona school this weekend when the ninth-ranked Wildcats come to town. Fresh off the sweep of Stanford in Tucson, Arizona also brings USA Softball and NFCA Player of the Week Katiyana Mauga to Levine-Fricke Field. The Bears are in the midst of a five-game losing streak, but had won the 10 games prior. Catch Friday's game at 3 p.m. PT and Sunday’s game at 12 p.m. PT with Krista Blunk and Tammy Blackburn on location.
No. 10 Washington at Stanford (April 10 & 12 on ESPNU)
The 10th-ranked Huskies are back in action this weekend after some time away from the field. UW takes on Stanford, who was swept in Tucson and consequently fell out of the national rankings. Beth Mowins and Jessica Mendoza will be at Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium for Thursday night’s 8 PT game and Saturday night’s 7 PT nightcap.