No. 7 Softball To Host South Dakota State In Three-Game Series

March 5, 2009

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TEMPE, Ariz. - The Sun Devil Softball squad (18-4 overall) take a break from the strenuous tournament schedule they have been on since season’s start in February, taking on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in a
three-game series this weekend in Tempe. ASU will face SDSU on Friday night at 7 p.m., Saturday night at 6 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at ASU’s Farrington Stadium.

Series History & Scouting Report
The Sun Devils currently have no history against the Jackrabbits, with their first meeting in series history coming up this weekend.
What we do know about the Jackrabbits however, is that they are 3-12 coming into this weekend with their offense led by Ashley Durazo hitting .409 on the season over their 15 game spread. In the circle
for the Jackrabbits is Jenna Marston, holding a 1-7 record on the year thus far.

Up Next

The Sun Devils hit the road again next weekend as they travel to Fullerton, Calif. for the Judi Garman Classic hosted by Cal State Fullerton.
There they will take on New Mexico, DePaul, Michigan, Nebraska and Notre Dame in a another tough tournament slate.

Non-Stop Until They Reach the Top
In the polls for 2008, the Sun Devils enjoyed a new record in the rankings section as they attained their highest ranking ever with a #2 ranking coming in Week 2 and continuing
until Week 5. The best ranking was saved for the middle of the season....and the end. Number One in all polls. The ranking also marked the first time the Sun Devils have ever surpassed the Arizona Wildcats in ranking and only the second time they have passed UCLA (Last was in 2002.) This season, the Sun Devils have also set a new ranking record as they were awarded a No. 2 preseason ranking by USA Softball, the highest preseason ranking the Devils have ever received.

Rankings By Weeks: (NFCA/ USA Softball)
Preseason - 2/3
Week 1: 3/4
Week 2: 3/7
Week 3: 8/11

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