No. 13 Tritons to Host San Francisco State for Pair of Doubleheaders
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 13 University of California San Diego softball team will host California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) rival San Francisco State this week. Thursday’s doubleheader is slated to begin at 4 p.m., while first pitch for Friday’s doubleheader is scheduled for noon.
The Tritons enter the series at 16-4 on the season and 14-3 in CCAA action. SF State holds an 11-8 overall record and is an even 8-8 in conference play. The matchup is favorable for UC San Diego, who is 9-2 at home, while SF State is 5-6 in road games.
TRITON SOFTBALL FIELD INFORMATION
Admission is free to games at Triton Softball Field. There is parking available near the field, but be aware that parking passes are required in order to park on campus on weekdays. There are machines where passes can be purchased in the parking lots and garages. On-campus parking is free on weekends.
Last year when the two teams met, the Tritons captured the series, 3-1. UC San Diego’s pitching was in control, allowing just three runs to the Gators over the four games. Robyn Wampler pitched two complete games during the series, tossing 14 innings without surrendering a run.
The Tritons will have a pair of honorary coaches this week. UC San Diego's honorary coach on Thursday will be Dr. Wendy Ark, who is a Lecturer from Human Developmental Sciences. The Tritons’ honorary coach on Friday will be Marnie Brookolo. She is the Director of the UC San Diego Women’s Center. The honorary coaches will be recognized prior to the games.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
The Tritons will be wearing pink gear on Friday for their breast cancer awareness games, and all fans in attendance will receive a breast cancer ribbon pin. Visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation website here to learn more about breast cancer and how to support the cause.
FOLLOW ALONG FROM HOME
The series will be live streamed here. Day passes and season passes to view the livestreams are available for purchase online. Free live stats will be provided for all games and links for each game can be found here.
LAST TIME OUT
The Tritons previously split a doubleheader with Sonoma State at Santa Rosa JC. After falling in game one, 1-3, the Tritons bounced back with a dominant 14-2 victory in five innings over the Seawolves. The doubleheader scheduled for the following day was canceled due to rain.
SF State is coming off of a marathon 12-inning battle with Cal State San Marcos. The Gators emerged victorious, winning 8-7. They also took the series, 3-1.
Following this series, UC San Diego will face archrival Chico State at Chico. The first doubleheader will begin at 1 p.m. on March 24, and the second doubleheader will start at 11 a.m. on March 25.
UC San Diego earned the 13th slot in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll. View the full poll results here.
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About UC San Diego Athletics
With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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