Three matchups featuring three ranked teams will hit the Pac-12 Network airwaves on Thursday and Friday with two games made available via live stream on Saturday.
California at No. 1 Oregon (April 17-18 on Pac-12 Networks)
The Ducks are fresh off their clean sweep of all first place votes in both national polls and are home defending their top ranking for a three-game set. The Bears have lost back-to-back conference series at home to the Arizona schools but have won seven of its last eight on the road. The games will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Bay Area and Pac-12 Oregon at 4 p.m. PT on Thursday and Friday while Saturday’s 12 p.m. PT game will be on live stream.
No. 6 Arizona State at No. 11 Washington (April 17-18 on Pac-12 Networks)
Arizona State is coming off two straight strong weeks in which it swept California and Utah. Washington took the series last weekend at Stanford and swept the Player of the Week awards. Senior pitchers Dallas Escobedo for Arizona State and Kaitlin Inglesby, arguably two of the best pitchers in the conference will go head-to-head on Thursday. The epic matchup of top-ranked teams takes center stage on the Pac-12 Networks at 4 p.m. PT on Thursday and Friday with Krista Blunk and Tammy Blackburn on the call.
Stanford at Utah (April 17 & 18 on Pac-12 Networks)
The matinee of games will kick off in Salt Lake City at 2 p.m. PT with both teams looking to rebound in the conference standings. The Utes and Cardinal are coming off conference losing streaks although Utah took two non-conference games over Utah Valley earlier in the week. Friday’s game will also be broadcast live at 2 p.m. PT with Anne Marie Anderson and Teri Goldberg calling the action. Saturday’s 11 a.m. PT game will be streaming live on the Internet.