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Sun Devil Softball Returns Home for Sun Devil Classic

Mar 8, 2022

TEMPE, Ariz.- No. 25 Arizona State softball will return to Tempe to host its last tournament before conference play as it will host the Sun Devil Classic at Farrington from Thursday, March 10 through Sunday, March 13. The Sun Devils will play six games throughout the four day tournament starting with a matchup with BYU on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
In addition to taking on the Cougars on Thursday evening, ASU will play a doubleheader on Friday against New Mexico State at 2:30 p.m. On Saturday there will be another doubleheader for the Sun Devils as they take on Rutgers at 2:30 p.m. and New Mexico State at 5:00 p.m. ASU will conclude the tournament with a matchup against Ball State at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 13.
In last week's Judi Garman Classic, the Sun Devils won four of five games they played throughout the tournament, which included a run-rule win over Kansas in the first game as well as a shutout of Texas A&M on the final day of the tournament. Other highlights of the tournament included wins over Cal Poly on Friday and Seattle on Sunday.
The pitching staff continued to be a strong suit for ASU as freshman Mac Morgan picked up the win in the circle on Sunday against TAMU as she struck out six batters while allowing just two hits. To follow in the final game of the classic with Seattle, Lindsay Lopez allowed one run and struck out six batters as she pitched a complete game.
The bats were also hot for the Sun Devils last weekend as they had 12 hits on Sunday in the win over Seattle as they had four straight singles in the fifth inning to break the 1-1 tie against the Redhawks Sunday. Freshman Cydney Sanders continues to lead the team with a .452 batting average with senior Yannira Acuña right behind with a .449 batting average.
All of the games for the Sun Devils can be viewed on the ASU Live Stream.
Fans can keep up with all the news and action of ASU Softball this weekend and the rest of the season by following @ASUSoftball on Twitter and Facebook and @SunDevilSB on Instagram.
Game Schedule (Time in MT)
March 10-
ASU vs. BYU @ 6:00 p.m. (Live Stats)
March 11-
ASU vs. New Mexico State @ 2:30 p.m. (Live Stats)
ASU vs. UMKC @ 6:30 p.m. (Cancelled)
March 12-
ASU vs. Rutgers @ 2:30 p.m. (Live Stats)
ASU vs. New Mexico State @ 5:00 p.m. (Live Stats)
March 13-
ASU vs. Ball State @ 12:30 p.m. (Live Stats)
Game Note Facts

  • The Sun Devils faced the Cougars of BYU twice during the regular season when BYU traveled to Tempe and ASU picked up two wins as the Sun Devils lead the all-time series 15-1 where the first matchup came in 1974.
  • This will be the second time in program history that ASU has taken on UMKC. In the first matchup between the programs in 2008, the Sun Devils won 15-2 by run-rule.
  • The Sun Devils look to take a lead in the all-time series against Ball State as they are currently at a 1-1 tie where ASU won a 10-0 shutout over BSU back in 1998.
  • ASU has a 3-0 lead over Rutgers in the all-time series where it defeated Rutgers 19-0 in a game back in 2010.
  • In a series dating 50 years, ASU holds an all-time series lead over New Mexico State 41-7.
  • Not only does Cydney Sanders lead her team in batting averages, but she also is eighth in the country for her average. She accumulated six hits over the weekend with two of those being home runs.
  • Marissa Schuld continues to tally up strikeouts as she's had 42 throughout the season while pitching 29.1 innings and allowing just two walks.
  • Yani Acuña's 15 RBIs on the season is good for 23rd in the country and her batting average is currently ninth in the country.