Pac-12 softball on TV viewer guide: May 8-10
It’s the final weekend of the regular season for Pac-12 softball and the schedule is packed with some intriguing matchups. There's a top-three matchup in Tempe between UCLA and Arizona State along with a top-10 matchup between Oregon and Arizona in Tucson where the Wildcats have been perfect all season with 18 run-rule victories.
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The top-ranked Ducks travel to Tucson and hope for a better weekend than they had last weekend hosting Arizona State. It is highly doubtful that there will be any rain delays in Tucson so look to all three games being played as scheduled. The teams face off on Thursday at 5 p.m. PT, 7:30 p.m. on Friday night and bright and early at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Oregon has won 13 of its past 15 games and have only lost two conference games all season. Arizona will be a difficult opponent as it is undefeated (27-0) at home this season and leads the nation in home runs (95) and scoring (7.78 runs per game), while ranking second in the country in batting average (.357) and on-base percentage (.445)
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No. 2 UCLA at No. 3 Arizona State
Thursday: 7 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Network/Arizona/Los Angeles/Mountain
Friday: 5:30 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Network/Arizona/Los Angeles/Mountain/Washington
Saturday: 3:30 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Network/Arizona/Los Angeles/Mountain
The Bruins are hoping for a big weekend in the desert. With hopes still alive to clinch the Pac-12 regular season title, UCLA needs to bring its best for all three games. Three of UCLA’s five losses this season have come on the road and Arizona State has only lost one conference game at home, to rival Arizona—in 10 innings. The Sun Devils are out of the Pac-12 Conference race, but could move up a spot with a series win or sweep over the Bruins. The teams meet Thursday night at 7 p.m. PT, 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The Huskies finish off the regular season on the road in Berkeley against struggling California. The Bears have lost six straight and nine of their last 10, with their last conference victory coming nearly a month ago. Conversely, the Huskies have been on fire lately, winning nine of their last 12 games since being swept in Eugene in late March. The Huskies and Bears will get their days started with early games at 3:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, 3:30 p.m. on Friday and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Bears lead the series 41-35 with Washington winning two of three last year in Seattle.
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