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Battle for the Pac: ASU softball faces Washington & UCLA

April 30, 2008

On Tap:
The top-ranked Sun Devil Softball squad (52-3, 14-1 Pac-10) squad continues their Pac-10 slate this weekend, hitting the road to Seattle to face the 21st-ranked Washington Huskies before travelng to Hollywood to take on the fourth-ranked UCLA Bruins. The Sun Devils will take on Washington on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. After the completion of that game, they will travel down to Los Angeles to play UCLA on Saturday at 3 p.m. followed with the completion of their series with the Bruins on Sunday at noon.

Last Time Out:
In Friday night's game against Oregon State, the Sun Devils continued their halted game from April 6th where they only needed to complete the 7th inning to close out a 6-4 lead they gained in Corvallis. The Sun Devils weren't quite done yet though offensively as Krista Donnenwirth led-off the 7th with a single that was belted home by a two-run shot from Kristen Miller as ASU rolled to an 8-4 fi nal win.

In their regularly scheduled match-up with the Beavers, Katie Burkhart stepped to the circle to pitch a one-hit gem, striking out 14 as Krista Donnenwirth went 2-for-3 with a home run and Mindy Cowles belting a long ball as well to give ASU the 5-1 win.

Against the Ducks on Saturday Donnenwirth was 3-for-4 and Mindy Cowles belted a three run shot in the first as Megan Elliott pitched phenomenally as she hurled a three-hit complete game for her first complete game Pac-10 victory.

Sunday saw the Sun Devils come out to dominate the Ducks as Katie Burkhart put in only five innings of flawless work as the offense did the rest as Kaitlin Cochran belted a grand slam and Pac-10 Player of the Week Kristen Miller hit another home run for two more runs in ASU's five inning 9-0 win.