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Softball aims past Amherst Regional

May 21, 2010

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The Sun Devil Softball squad (41-15 overall, 10-11 Pac-10) will kick the door open on the program’s 24th trip to the postseason looking to make it five consecutive trips to the WCWS, with the journey beginning in the Amherst Regional. In this weekend’s field are: Boston University, Long Island and UMass. First up for the Sun Devils are the Boston University Terriers Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. ET.

Series history
First in the competing field this weekend are the Boston University Terriers whom the Sun Devils have never gone head-to-head with until this Friday. Way to kick a series history off with a bang!

Up next are the Long Island Blackbirds who ASU has seen in the past with the Sun Devils holding a 3-0 record since 2005 against LIU. All-time against Long Island, Clint Myers is 1-0. Their last meeting came in 2006... in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Hofstra Regional. Where ASU pulled off a 6-0 win.

Last but most certainly not least are the UMass Minutewomen, whom ASU are giving way more than a minutes thought about. All time against the wily home team from this weekend ASU is 10-2. Don’t let the record fool you though. The last time these teams met up was last season in Palm Springs where the pitchers battled it out... and UMass prevailed as the victor 1-0. All-time against UMass Clint Myers is 0-1.

Up next
Should the Sun Devils emerge as the victor of the Amherst Regional, they’d take on the winners of the Gainsvile Regional who’s top seed are the 2009 WCWS runner-up themselves, the Florida Gators.