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Softball Opens Season At Kajikawa Classic
Notre Dame starts the 2010 season Friday against Creighton at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.
 
Notre Dame starts the 2010 season Friday against Creighton at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.

Feb. 10, 2010

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Five games - including a bout against defending national champion and preseason No. 1 Washington - are on tap for the Notre Dame softball team as the Irish travel to Arizona State's Kajikawa Classic (Feb. 12-14) to open the 2010 season.

"This is a great opportunity to see where we stand against some of the nation's best competition," Irish head coach Deanna Gumpf said. "Our team is excited to get back onto the field, and this is the first step in defending our BIG EAST Conference Tournament title and advancing deeper into the NCAA Tournament. What we do in February will certainly help us down the road."

Live stats for each game will be available at UND.com. For up-to-the-minute scores and highlights, fans can sign up for IRISH ALERTS text-messaging services at UND.com. In-game updates will also be available at twitter.com/NDSoftball.

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Kajikawa Classic
Host: Arizona State University

Live stats: und.com
Text alerts: und.com
Notre Dame Athletics Twitter: @und_com
In-game Twitter: @ndsoftball

Notre Dame Fighting Irish
(0-0 overall / 0-0 BIG EAST)
[und.com • bigeast.org]

Friday, Feb. 12 • 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Creighton Bluejays
(0-0 overall / 0-0 Missouri Valley)
[gocreighton.com • mvc-sports.com]
Series: Tied, 1-1
Series streak: Creighton, W1
First meeting: April 11, 1992 - Notre Dame, 2-1
Last meeting: March 4, 1994 - Creighton, 9-5

Friday, Feb. 12 • 1:30 p.m. (ET)
Oregon Ducks
(0-0 overall / 0-0 Pacific-10)
[goducks.com • pac-10.org]
Series: Tied, 2-2
Series streak: Notre Dame, W1
First meeting: March 6, 1993 - Oregon, 5-2
Last meeting: March 10, 2002 - Notre Dame, 9-3

Saturday, Feb. 13 • 6:30 p.m. (ET)
Auburn Tigers
(0-0 overall / 0-0 Southeastern)
[auburntigers.com • secsports.com]
Series: Notre Dame, 4-1
Series streak: Notre Dame, W3
First meeting: Feb. 22, 1997 - Notre Dame, 4-2
Last meeting: Feb. 16, 2007 - Notre Dame, 3-0

Saturday, Feb. 13 • 9:00 p.m. (ET)
Oregon State Beavers
(0-0 overall / 0-0 Pacific-10)
[osubeavers.com • pac-10.org]
Series: Oregon State, 4-1
Series streak: Oregon State, W1
First meeting: March 7, 1998 - Oregon State, 7-1
Last meeting: Feb. 18, 2006 - Oregon State, 5-0

Sunday, Feb. 14 • 12:30 p.m. (ET)
No. 1 Washington Huskies

(0-0 overall / 0-0 Pacific-10)
[gohuskies.com • pac-10.org]
Series: Tied, 1-1
Series streak: Notre Dame, W1
First meeting: March 2, 1996 - Washington, 7-1
Last meeting: Feb. 17, 2001 - Notre Dame, 3-2

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One-Hitters ...
• Notre Dame enters its 22nd season of varsity competition with an all-time record of 844-399-3 (.679) ... the program boasts 14 NCAA Championship appearances (11 consecutive) and six BIG EAST Conference Tournament titles, the latest coming in 2009.
• Last year's season-opener: Notre Dame head coach Deanna Gumpf started her coaching career against the nation's top team (No. 1 Arizona) nine years ago, and found herself in a similar spot in 2009 at top-ranked Alabama ... the Irish stood up to the challenge early but eventually fell to the Crimson Tide, 10-1, in the abbreviated five-inning game on a wet and overcast evening at the University of Alabama Softball Complex.
• Head coach Deanna Gumpf is 3-5 (.375) in season-openers at Notre Dame, while the Irish are 8-13 (.380) overall in their first game of a new campaign.
• Looking ahead to the Feb. 14 meeting with No. 1 Washington: Notre Dame is 0-3 against top-ranked teams (lost to No. 1 Arizona in 2002 and twice to No. 1 Alabama in 2009).
• Notre Dame is 72-62 (.537) in the month of February, and 65-47 (.580) on neutral turf ... under Gumpf, Notre Dame is 108-77 (.584) at neutral sites.
Christine Lux, a third-team All-American in 2009, headlines a returning Irish cast which includes 13 Monogram winners ... the Irish return three NFCA All-Region performers (Lux, Erin Marrone and Dani Miller) ... Lux and Miller were each first-team all-BIG EAST selections last season, with Jody Valdivia and Marrone earning second-team nods.

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Event Calendar

Delta

February 12
2:00 PM
Utah
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 12
7:00 PM
Kentucky
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 13
1:30 PM
BYU
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 13
4:00 PM
California
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 14
11:00 AM
Georgia State
Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)
February 19
4:00 PM
Utah Valley
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 19
8:30 PM
Washington
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 20
1:00 PM
Cal Poly
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 20
6:00 PM
UCLA
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 21
12:00 PM
George Washington
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 26
1:15 PM
East Carolina
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 26
3:30 PM
UCF
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 27
1:15 PM
North Florida
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 27
3:30 PM
Bryant University
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 28
10:00 AM
Penn State
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
1:15 PM
Stony Brook
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 5
6:00 PM
Florida Gulf Coast
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 6
10:00 AM
Stony Brook
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 6
12:15 PM
Ball State
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 9
5:00 PM
Florida International
Miami, Fla. (Felsberg Field at FIU Stadium)
March 9
7:00 PM
Florida International
Miami, Fla. (Felsberg Field at FIU Stadium)
March 12
1:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 12
3:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 13
12:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 17
5:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 22
5:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 23
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 25
2:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 25
4:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 26
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 30
5:00 PM
IPFW
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 2
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 2
3:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 3
12:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 5
5:00 PM
IUPUI
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 7
5:00 PM
DePaul
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
3:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 10
12:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 16
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 16
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 17
1:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 19
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 20
6:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 24
3:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 24
5:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 25
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 27
6:00 PM
Butler
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
1:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
3:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 1
12:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
3:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 8
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 12
TBA
ACC Championship Quarterfinals
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 13
TBA
ACC Championship Semifinals
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 14
TBA
ACC Championship Final
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 20
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 21
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 22
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 26
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
May 27
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
May 28
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
May 29
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
June 2
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 3
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 4
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 5
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 6
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 7
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 8
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)

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