Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Huskies take on Alabama

The Washington softball team will host its first NCAA tournament games since the 2000 season on Friday and Saturday when Alabama, the No. 11 seed, visits the sixth-seeded Huskies for a best two-of-three Super Regional.

Washington (38-17) and Alabama (55-8) will meet in Game 1 on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Husky Softball Stadium. Game 2 is at noon Saturday and a tiebreaker, if necessary, will start at approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The winner advances to the eight-team Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, starting May 31. The Huskies have reached the WCWS seven times in 14 previous seasons, most recently 2004. UW played in the 1996 and 1999 title games but lost both.

A return to the World Series certainly would show that the program has healed from the departure of ex coach Teresa Wilson. Can Washington win the whole thing? Well they certainly have a shot since they come from the toughest conference of the country.

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