Softball Games at Puget Sound will be Played a Day Early on Friday

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University softball team, ranked #7 in NCAA Division III, will play the University of Puget Sound on Friday, March 27 in Tacoma, Wash., one day earlier than originally scheduled. In an effort to avoid a rainout on Saturday, the teams will play a doubleheader on Friday, with the first game set to start at 3:30 p.m. (PDT).

If one or both games need to be completed, the teams will finish the doubleheader on Saturday -- if the weather permits. Willamette is scheduled to play a doubleheader at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma on Sunday, starting at 12 p.m. (PDT).

Puget Sound will be providing a webcast of the games on Friday, starting at about 3:25 p.m. The webcast and a link to Live Stats will be available at http://www2.ups.edu/athletics/live/broadcast.htm shortly before the first game gets underway.

Both doubleheaders over the weekend will feature Northwest Conference games. Willamette enters the weekend with a 12-1 overall record, including 5-1 in the NWC. The Loggers of UPS are 8-11 overall, 2-4 in the NWC, while Pacific Lutheran is 6-14 overall, 6-4 in the conference.

Freshman shortstop Mica Romero has started all 13 games and is batting .385 so far this season.

Freshman shortstop Mica Romero has started all 13 games and is batting .385 so far this season.