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Cathedral City Classic Recap

March 8th, 2011  |  Published in Events, News

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The Cathedral City Classic, hosted by Oregon State, took place the last weekend in February at the University Big League Dreams Sports Complex in Palm Springs, CA. The event featured cheap nfl jerseys 34 of the top Division I softball programs from across the country over four days Lea of tournament action. wholesale nba jerseys The entire atmosphere was incredible right down to the smell, noise cheap nba jerseys and feel. It was great to be back in the atmosphere of big time DI softball. Some of the top teams in attendance included UCLA, Arizona, Florida, Texas, Indiana, Texas A&M, Fullerton, Hawaii, Oregon State and Oklahoma.

There were some great games played on Friday. Florida defeated defending Dinosaure National Champion UCLA 4-1 Czas and Oregon State cheap nba jerseys Permainan squared off against Georgia in a slug fest, with Georgia finishing Celebrity on top 12-7. Other match-ups proved to be closer, including Long Beach State’s 2-1 win over wholesale nba jerseys Oklahoma and BYU overtaking Nebraska 4-3.

Saturday brought just as much excitement, with more talented wholesale jerseys programs facing off in Palm Springs. The tournament did not end without a few upsets and I saw routs of Top 10 ranked teams, including Tennessee’s win over UCLA 7-1 and Georgia’s shut-out of Arizona Rapport 8-0. Long Island lost to Texas 10-0 but turned around to beat Oregon State 3-0. Highlights from Launch Saturday also included LSU hitting three back-to-back-to-back homeruns cheap mlb jerseys during a 6th inning rally on their way to a comeback win against Fordham 6-2. All told it was another great day from the Cathedral City Classic, Chung with cheap nfl jerseys plenty of strong performances and great plays.

This was just an amazing tournament, complete with representation from the Big 12, SEC, Big East, PAC 10, Big 10, ACC, WAC, MWC, Atlantic 10, Northeast and West Coast Conferences. Syracuse (5-0), Florida (5-0), Cal (5-0), Georgia (4-1), Texas (4-1), of Nebraska Softball (4-1) and Oklahoma State (4-1) put up impressive numbers in an early statement to the competition. Other teams finished strong, including Indiana (3-2), Northwestern (3-2), UCLA (3-2), Virginia (3-2) and Fordham (3-2).

It seemed like every game fans filled the seats, from parents, to youth teams, to spectators that just enjoy the game of softball. They were treated to home runs, double plays, plays at the plate, diving plays and come from behind wins, leaving each field full of cheers. It was just good old-fashioned, darn good softball.

I’m so glad I had the opportunity to see, feel and breathe in the experience of softball at its finest!