No. 1 softball hits road to face Oregon schools

This Week:<br />The top-ranked Sun Devil Softball (39-2, 3-0 Pac-10) squad will hit the road for only the fourth time this weekend as they head to Oregon to continue their 2008 Pac-10 schedule against the University of Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers. The Sun Devils will face the Ducks Friday, April 4 at 4 p.m. in Eugene and the Beavers on Saturday, April 5 at 1 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 6 at noon. All times are Pacific.<br /><br />Last Time Out:<br />Last weekend saw the Sun Devils hit the road for their Pac-10 season opener as they came out bats and arms blazing in the Bay Area, accumulating their first Pac-10 opening series sweep since 2003.<br />In their fi rst match-up against the 23rd-ranked Cal Golden Bears, the Sun Devils bounced back from an 2-0 defi cit to rattle off a 4-2 win with two home runs, one from Katie Crabb with a two-run shot and Caylyn Carlson hitting a solo shot.<br /><br />Against the fifth-ranked Cardinal, the Sun Devils had no issues taking the first game 6-0, with Katie Crabb again hitting a two run shot to lead the Devils along with Kristen Miller and Krista Donnenwirth both going deep.<br /><br />The last game of the weekend proved to be a gritty one for the Sun Devils as Stanford hurled their ace, Missy Penna at them with a Pac-10 leading 21-3 record. Megan Elliott took the circle for the Sun Devils were she was lights out through over nine innings, pitching phenomenally. Katie Burkhart entered the game where she three 3.2 innings and took the win in the 13th inning as Jackie Vasquez launched her second home run of the season with a 3-run shot to center field to push ASU ahead for good.<br /><br />With the sweep last weekend Clint Myers continues on his tradition of never having lost a series to Stanford in his career.<br /></p>