Cougars Face No.1 in Classic

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU women’s softball team (6-5) is set to face five teams, including No. 1 Alabama, at the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. beginning Thursday.

The Cathedral City Classic is one of the premiere Division I softball tournaments in the country, with 13 teams ranked in the top-25 participating.

The Cougars will play the nation’s leading team on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. (PST) before facing Ole Miss at 3 p.m. (PST). It will be the first time that BYU will face the No.1 ranked team in the country, at the time of the ranking.

BYU will contest the undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0), who competed at the Women’s College World Series in 2008. Ole Miss is 5-3 on the season and is receiving votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll.

Friday’s doubleheader brings games against Texas (5-3) at 10 a.m. (PST) and Kansas (4-5) at 12:30 p.m. (PST), before the Cougars finish out the Classic against Tennessee Tech at 10 a.m. (PST) on Saturday.

Livestats for the Cathedral City Classic are available at www.byucougars.com.

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