UCLA Softball Announces 2010 Schedule

Oct. 21, 2009

2010 Schedule

Head softball coach Kelly Inouye-Perez has announced the Bruins' 2010 schedule, which features 33 matchups against teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament last year, 19 home games and Pac-10 contests under the lights at Easton Stadium.

For the first time since 2003, the Bruins will play in the Sunshine State, opening the season at the NTC Division I Elite Invitational in Clermont, Fla. Right off the bat on Feb. 12, UCLA will face Georgia, which went 47-12 a year ago and was one game away from advancing to the Women's College World Series championship round. After matchups with UCF (Feb. 12) and Florida Atlantic (Feb. 13), the Bruins round out the tournament with two more games against teams that advanced to the 2009 postseason. On Feb. 13, UCLA takes on Tennessee, which won 40 games and played in the NCAA Regionals, while one day later, the Bruins battle with Michigan to close out their stay in Florida. The Wolverines advanced to the WCWS last season and had a 47-12 record.

The Bruins return to California and travel to UC Santa Barbara for a Feb. 17 doubleheader before opening their home schedule with the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament (Feb. 19-21). UCLA will entertain Cal State Northridge and Cal Poly on Feb. 19, UC Davis and Northridge again on Feb. 20 and Portland State on Feb. 21. The Bruins close out the six-game homestand with a mid-week tilt against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 24.

Arguably the most prestigious non-conference tournament in the nation is the Cathedral City Classic (Feb. 26-28) and for the Bruins it will be another tough test as it has been for the last six years. UCLA has won 12 straight games at this tournament against fierce competition, which it will be again in 2010. Four of the five teams on the Bruin slate qualified for the postseason a year ago. After starting off with Colorado State on Feb. 26, the Bruins play a Texas team that advanced to the Regionals in 2009 following a 40-win season. A pair of games on Feb. 27 will test UCLA's mettle, as the Bruins face Super Regional qualifier Baylor and Regional participant Northwestern. To close out the tournament on Feb. 28, UCLA takes on Ohio State, which went 47-11 last year and advanced to Super Regionals.

After a mid-week contest at UC Riverside on March 3, the Bruins head down to the San Diego Classic (March 5-7) where three more matchups await against 2009 postseason teams. On March 5, UCLA tackles Fresno State, which the Bruins defeated in the Regional round of last year's tournament. After facing UTEP on the morning of March 6, the Bruins face Regional squad Long Beach State later that evening. The weekend wraps up with contests against Buffalo and 2009 postseason team San Diego State on March 7. The Bruins then host North Carolina on March 10 before taking a week-and-a-half break for Winter Quarter exams.

Following the break, the Bruins resume their schedule with a pair of non-conference doubleheaders at CSU Bakersfield (March 21) and Cal Poly (March 23). UCLA then returns home for three games in two days, hosting Long Beach State in a single game on March 26 and a doubleheader against UNLV, which made the Regionals in 2009, on March 27. The following afternoon, the Bruins close out their non-conference slate with a twinbill at Loyola Marymount.

The Pacific-10 Conference schedule will change for the 2010 season, as teams will face one opponent in a three-game series rather than playing two different teams over three days. First up for the Bruins will be National Champion Washington in Seattle on April 1-3.

UCLA's first Pac-10 home series will be against Arizona State (April 9-11), which was one of three teams to advance to the Women's College World Series a year ago. For the first time in program history, the Bruins will play night games during Pac-10 play. All Friday matchups will be at 7 p.m. and every Saturday game will begin at 6 p.m., with the customary 12 p.m. first pitch for Sunday contests.

The Bruins play their next six games on the road with three-game sets at Oregon State (April 16-18) and 2009 Super Regional team Stanford (April 23-25) before returning to Easton Stadium to host Oregon (April 30-May 2) and '09 Super Regional squad California (May 7-9) in UCLA's final regular-season home series. The Bruins conclude the regular-season slate at Arizona (May 13-15), which advanced to the WCWS in 2009.

The postseason begins May 21-23 with Regionals. The Bruins have hosted Regionals each of the last six seasons. The Super Regional round runs from May 28-29, with the season once again culminating in Oklahoma City with the Women's College World Series from June 3-9.


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Friday, Feb 12 - 10:15 AM PST
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
Friday, Feb 12 - 1:00 PM PST
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
Saturday, Feb 13 - 10:15 AM PST
vs. Wichita State
College Station, TX
Saturday, Feb 13 - 3:15 PM PST
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
Sunday, Feb 14 - 8:00 AM PST
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UCF
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Notre Dame
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 5:30 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. LSU
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Pacific
Cathedral City, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 5:30 PM PST
vs. Florida
Cathedral City, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Georgia
Cathedral City, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 9:30 AM PST
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Mississippi State
Lakewood, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
Sunday, Mar 13 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Mar 20 - 3:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Mar 21 - 4:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Thursday, Mar 24 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 25 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Mar 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Apr 02 - 7:30 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Apr 03 - 2:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Apr 09 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 10 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Apr 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 17 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - 2:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Apr 24 - 2:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Monday, Apr 25 - 7:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Apr 29 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 06 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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