Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Arizona Softball hits the road to start post season
The Arizona softball team will need to pack it's bags for his first round of the NCAA softball tournament. Arizona (36-16) will meet Canisius (38-12) in the first game Friday, May 16 in Long Island, N.Y. This is the 22nd year in a row the Cats have made the softball post season.
The winner meet the winner of the Long Island-Hofstra game scheduled immediately following. The loser of Game 1 meets the loser of Game 2 in the second scheduled game on Saturday.
The winner from Hempstead will meet the winner from an NCAA Regional in Norman, Oklahoma. The NCAA will determine the host site for the Super Regionals following play in the first rounds this week.
Arizona is the two time defending national champions and is still under the leadership of pitcher Taryne Mowatt. But head coach Mike Candrea is not with the team this season, rather he is working with USA softball getting ready for the upcoming summer Olympics. This is the second time interim coach Larry Ray has taken control, who was also the head coach during the 2004 Olympic year.