Oct. 3, 2003
The UA softball team will play six games Oct. 24-26 in its annual fall softball tournament featuring Pima Community College, the University of New Mexico, Arizona Western CC, Central Arizona CC, Grand Canyon University and another college-age team, Hum-Babe Cats.
Twenty-one games will be played in the three-day tournament, with more than half hosted on the UA campus at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium and the rest played at Pima's Westside campus facility. All the UA games will be at Hillenbrand.
University of Arizona coach Mike Candrea has been in town for several weeks, taking a break from duties as the head coach of USA Softball's team that will play in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Soon, however, he'll be criss-crossing the globe from the team camp in Chula Vista, Calif., to Athens, USOC camp headquarters in Colorado Springs and Japan, among other stops.
Assistants Larry Ray and Nancy Evans will take care of the bulk of Candrea's UA duties for the 2004 season, serving as interim head coaches.
UA players have been involved in individual workouts during the fall but will work together as a team in ensuing weeks in preparation for the October tournament.
Admission is free.
The tournament schedule:
Day Time @Arizona @Pima CC
Friday 1:30 UA-AWC 12 noon UNM-CAC 10-24 3:30 UA-GCU 2:00 Pima-CAC 6:00 HBC-AWC 4:00 Pima-UNM 8:00 HBC-GCU
Saturday 10-25 11:00 GCU-AWC 1:00 HBC-CAC 3:00 HBC-UNM 2:00 Pima-AWC 5:00 UA-UNM 4:00 Pima-GCU 7:00 UA-CAC
Sunday 1:00 Pima-HBC 10:00 AWC-UNM 10-26 3:00 UA-HBC 12 noon GCU-UNM 5:00 UA-Pima 2:00 AWC-CAC 4:00 GCU-CAC