Softball Ends The Regular Season At No. 7 Washington And No. 5 UCLA
May 12, 2004
ON TAP: The Arizona State softball team (33-28; 3-14 Pac-10), fresh off two upset wins over No. 10 Oregon, will end the regular and Pac-10 seasons on the road with a single game against No. 7 Washington (35-15; 9-8 Pac-10) in Seattle on Friday, May 14 at 2:00 p.m. Right after the game, the Sun Devils will catch a flight down to Los Angeles to take on No. 5 UCLA (36-9; 9-8 Pac-10) in a season-ending doubleheader on Saturday, May 15 at 1:00 p.m.
SENIOR SALUTE: Six Sun Devil players will be competing in their last regular-season and Pac-10 games of their careers this weekend. Katie Cobos (C/Phoenix, Ariz.), Kristin Farber (OF/Los Alamitos, Calif.), Keri Pulcifer (OF/Acton, Calif.), Kari Reidhead (1B/Holbrook, Ariz.), Trisha Tornberg (OF/Peoria, Ariz.), Phelan Wright (3B/Los Alamitos, Calif.).
NCCA REGIONAL SELECTIONS: The Sun Devils will watch and see if they will make their eighth straight regional appearance and 11th overall under head coach Linda Wells when the 64-team field will be announced on Sunday, May 16 between 5:30-6:00 p.m. (Pacific) on ESPNews.
DEVIL NOTES: ASU's final Pac-10 road trip (Phoenix-Seattle/Seattle-Los Angeles/Los Angeles-Phoenix) will cover nearly 3,000 miles (2,990) ... after the three games this weekend, ASU will have played 22 of their last 25 games against top-20 teams ... ASU is 3-0 in extra inning games, outscoring their opponents, 4-1 ... Bre DeSanta ranks 17th in the county in strikeouts per seven innings with 9.0 ... Kristin Farber is 21st in the country in stolen bases ... Arizona State was picked to finish sixth in the 2004 Pac-10 Preseason Coaches Poll ... the opening game against Stephen F. Austin on January 30 was the earliest opening game, dating back to at least the mid 1980's and is the earliest opening game in head coach Linda Wells 15 years ... ASU is slated to play 64 regular season games this year, making it the most in Wells' tenure ... ASU pitchers are allowing six hits a game and striking out seven ... ASU has won 30 or more games in nine consecutive seasons ... ASU fell out of the top-25 (April 7) for the first time in five years, since the first week of the 1999 season.
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