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Softball enters critical weekend against WA and UCLA

April 23, 2009

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This Week:
The Sun Devil Softball squad (36-9 overall, 6-4 Pac-10) remain home in the comfy confines of Farrington Stadium this weekend as they set to host the No. 3 Washington Huskies on Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m. and No. 2 UCLA on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. and noon. Saturday’s game will be aired live on FSN Arizona. All games will be played in Tempe at Farrington Stadium.

Series History & Scouting Report:
A tough series history for the Sun Devils happens to be against the Washington Huskies, who ASU first met in 1993. Since then Washington has compiled a 43-18 overall record, though ASU took two of three as well against the Huskies last season, but have falen twice already to the Huskies this season. Overall, Clint Myers holds a 6-5 record against the UW in his career.

Since 1980 the Sun Devils have gone head-to--head with the powerhouse that is UCLA Softball. Claiming the most national titles in NCAA history, ASU actually has their worst all-time record against the Bruins than against any other team. Overall UCLA holds the lead 86-23, though last year the Sun Devils edged the Bruins in the series, winning two of the three en route to a Pac-10 crown. The series win last season was the first time ASU has claimed the series since their first meetings in 1980. This season ASU has claimed a 5-0 win already over UCLA earlier this season in Westwood. Overall, Clint Myers holds a 5-6 record against the Bruins, one of those wins coming in the 2008 WCWS to advance to the Championship Series.

Up Next
The Sun Devils will host Arizona next Wednesday, April 29 in a near doubleheader as they finish off a rain halted game from April 11. The continued game will begin at 5 p.m. followed with the regularly scheduled game at 7 p.m. At this time only 200 standing room only tickets are left.