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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Late night

I had been checking the Arizona State and Texas Tech team pages tonight to find out the score of their game this afternoon, but neither site had any results. Fortunately, the user-updated "Scoreboard" thread on Ultimate College Softball had frequent updates, and I got the score I was looking for: ASU 12, Texas Tech 3 in 5 innings (presumably shortened due to the run/mercy rule).

The UCS page also brought to my attention Arizona's visit to Baylor for a tournament, which yielded three games between the Wildcats and Bears. I hadn't been paying attention to either team this weekend. As I learned, Baylor more than held its own against Arizona, which sent Baylor's coach "over the moon." From the Baylor article:

"We took our program to a new level today," [said] head coach Glenn Moore. "To win two-of-three over a softball program like Arizona is huge. It was probably the best weekend in Getterman Stadium history."

Finally, here's your official SEC round-up of today's action. Highlights included Tennessee taking its series against Florida, and Alabama remaining undefeated.

Early afternoon

In a late result from last night's Pac-10/Big 12 Challenge, upstart Texas Tech took a 6-2 lead after 3 1/2 innings against highly ranked Arizona State (No. 3 and 6 in the two national polls), only to have the home Sun Devils score 2 in the fourth and 3 in the fifth to prevail 7-6.

Earlier in the day, Tech defeated the University of Washington, 3-2. The Red Raiders had lost to both ASU and U-Dub on the first day of competition.

Missouri, the other Big 12 participant, had an identical portfolio to Texas Tech's --a 1-3 record, with the win coming against Washington -- but via the tie-breaker system, it will be the Red Raiders getting a rematch with ASU in today's "marquee" match-up.