The Judi Garman Classic at Cal State Fullerton, the last major in-season tournament of the year, gets underway today. The list of teams and schedule are available here. For whatever reason, the 12-team field is short on elite teams this year. In fact, No. 2/3 Michigan is the only Top 10 team in the Garman Classic. Some of the other teams are in the back half of the Top 25: Missouri (No. 14/18), Arizona State (No. 17/19), Fresno State (No. 21/22), Baylor (No. 22T/24) and Oregon State (tied for No. 22 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll).
The Michigan squad, staying in southern California all week after the Mary Nutter Classic, beat UCLA 8-6 on Wednesday night.