Sunday, February 11, 2007

Texas A&M used a walk-off homer by Megan Gibson in the bottom of the seventh to defeat defending NCAA champion and pre-season No. 1 Arizona, 3-2, on the final day of the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona. As I noted earlier, this was not a traditional tournament in the sense of having brackets and elimination games; rather, each of the 22 participating teams had a predetermined slate of opponents. Having won all five of their games -- against some of the toughest competition -- the Aggies would have to be considered the most impressive team to come out of this weekend.

The Campbell/Cartier Classic in San Diego was ended prematurely by heavy rains. The San Diego State news release stated that:

No. 10 Cal finished with a 3-1 record and was declared the winner of the tournament. No. 6 Oregon State (2-1) was second, followed by UC Santa Barbara (2-2), No. 23 UMass (2-2-1) and Kansas (2-2-1) and San Diego State (1-4).