Capitol Cup Canceled

(SOFTBALL) SALEM, ORE. -- The 2007 Capitol Cup softball tournament has been canceled due to the weather. The event was scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, Feb. 25 and would have been played at the Willamette University Softball Field, the Western Oregon University Softball Field and two fields at Jaquith Park in Newberg, Ore.

Although the tournament has been canceled, the WU Softball Field is in good shape, so Willamette will be playing Northwest Christian College in a single game on Friday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. PST). Also, Willamette's Northwest Conference doubleheader with Lewis & Clark College will be played on Saturday, Feb. 24 as originally scheduled, starting at 12 p.m. (PST). This weekend's games will open the season for the Bearcats, who achieved a 20-17 record in 2006, including 16-11 in the NWC for a fourth place finish.