Softball to Open 2006 Season With Utah State and the Kajikawa Classic
Feb. 8, 2006
Thursday night's game will mark the inauguration of the Clint Myers era of ASU Softball as he will sit at the helm of the Devils for the first time.
ASU is returning seven starters and 14 letterwinners from their 2005 season which resulted in a 30-26 record and a NCAA Regional appearance for the Devils.
The Utah State Aggies finished their 2005 season with a 23-29 record and sixth in the Big East Conference and are returning six starters and 13 letterwinners under second-year coach Lonny Sargent
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Before the start of Thursday night's game ASU will honor one of the greatest men in ASU Athletic history with a ceremony and presentation for William Kajikawa.
His contributions to Arizona State Athletics are innumerable as he began coaching in 1937 and has not stopped his support and contributions to the university since earning his the nickname of 'Mr. Sun Devil himself'
Bill Kajikawa is a name and man known by all in the ASU Athletic community and has been a steadfast supporter of every team that has graced the campus of ASU.
Kajikawa is the 'epitome of what Sun Devil Athletics is about' and the ASU Softball Team and Clint Myers look forward to honoring him.
The Sun Devil Softball Team also has a 16-team tournament named after Bill Kajikawa this weekend where the Devils will play six games in three days against some of the best teams in the country.
The games are to be played at ASU's Farrington Stadium and the Tempe Sports Complex,
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