Pac-12 softball on TV viewer guide: April 17-18
Three matchups featuring three ranked teams hit the Pac-12 Network airwaves Thursday and Friday, with two games made available via live stream on Saturday. Here's what to watch:
California at No. 1 Oregon (April 17-18 on Pac-12 Networks)
The Ducks are fresh off their clean sweep of all first-place votes in both national polls and are home defending their top ranking in a three-game set. The Bears have lost back-to-back conference series at home to the Arizona schools, but have won seven of their last eight on the road. Find the games live on Pac-12 Bay Area and Pac-12 Oregon at 4 p.m. PT on Thursday and Friday, then catch Saturday's contest at 12 p.m. PT via live stream on Pac-12.com.
No. 6 Arizona State at No. 11 Washington (April 18 on Pac-12 Networks)
Arizona State is coming off two strong weeks in which it swept California and Utah. Washington took the series last weekend at Stanford and swept the Player of the Week awards. Senior pitchers Dallas Escobedo and Kaitlin Inglesby, arguably two of the best pitchers in the conference, were slated to go head-to-head on Thursday before the game was rained out. Catch an epic doubleheader featuring top-ranked teams Friday on the Pac-12 Networks starting at 2 p.m. PT with Krista Blunk and Tammy Blackburn on the call.
Stanford at Utah (April 17 & 18 on Pac-12 Networks)
The matinee will kick off in Salt Lake City at 2 p.m. PT with both teams looking to rebound in the conference standings. The Utes and Cardinal are coming off conference losing streaks, although Utah took two non-conference games over Utah Valley earlier in the week. Friday’s game will also be broadcast live at 2 p.m. PT with Anne Marie Anderson and Teri Goldberg calling the action. Saturday’s 11 a.m. PT game will be streaming live on Pac-12.com.