TEMPE – The final tournament schedule for the 2014 Kajikawa Softball Classic has been released, as announced by Arizona State University softball head coach Craig Nicholson.
The 2014 event will feature will feature 24 teams - including the host Sun Devils – and over 60 games of action over four days from Thursday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 9.
Games will be played at the four fields at the Tempe Sports Complex in addition to the games scheduled to be played at Farrington Stadium. All six of the scheduled Sun Devil contests will take place on their home field at Farrington.
This year’s field features eight teams that advanced to the postseason in 2013 with numerous conferences represented including the Pac-12 (5 teams), Mountain West (6), Big Ten (3), Big Sky (2), Big West (2), ACC (1) Big East (1), MAC (1), MVC (1), SoCon (1) and the WAC (1).
A complete schedule of games is available through the PDF link above, separated into schedules by field and schedules by team. The PDF also includes maps of the facilities at both the Tempe Sports Complex and Farrington Stadium, as well as a master schedule of all games.
To get from Farrington Stadium to the Tempe Sports Complex, make a left onto Rural Rd. from the exit from the athletics district Farrington is located in and head south. Make a right on Elliott Rd., followed by a left on Hardy Rd. and the Tempe Sports Complex will be on the left hand side.
To get from the Tempe Sports Complex to Farrington Stadium, make a right onto Hardy Rd. from Tempe Sports Complex, followed by a right onto Elliott Rd.. Continue until you make a left onto Rural Rd. and continue North until 6th Street (the first light after University Dr.). Make a Right onto 6th Street and veer left, follow the parking lot around to Farrington Stadium.
Since the beginning of ASU Softball in 1966, ASU has hosted an annual tournament. From 1966-1990, it was named the `Sun Devil Invitational', which found its name changed in 1991 to the Coca-Cola Classic. It remained that until 1999 when the name changed yet again to the `Fiesta Bowl Tournament'. Six years later in 2005, the name was changed for a final time to the `Kajikawa Classic', after "Mr. Sun Devil" himself, Bill Kajikawa, a legendary coach and founder of Sun Devil athletics.