ARIZONA STATE

ASU softball wins Pac-12 regular-season title, receive No. 8 national seed

May 15, 2022, 5:00 PM | Updated: 5:03 pm

(Twitter Photo/ASU Softball)...

(Twitter Photo/ASU Softball)

(Twitter Photo/ASU Softball)

Arizona State softball (39-9, 20-4) took home its first regular-season Pac-12 title since 2011 after clinching the series against No. 10 Washington 5-2 on Saturday.

After dropping the first game in the series, ASU rallied to win Friday and Saturday’s games.

This is the Sun Devils’ third-ever Pac-12 Championship after winning their first in 2008.

“We were all tired today,” Coach Trisha Ford said in a press release. “Yesterday was emotional. It was a tough game and we gave up the lead late and battled back. Today, it was going to come down to which team had more fight and wanted it more. Our team decided today was going to be their day.”

“I think this team is special,” she added. “They are very close on and off the field and play for each other. When you have that mixture, they feed off of each other.”

Ford was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year with the best record in the conference. The team is currently ranked No. 4 nationally.

ASU received the No. 8 seed nationally during the NCAA selection show and is matched up against Cal State Fullerton.

Arizona State

Washington State guard Myles Rice (2) struggles to get around Arizona State guard Frankie Collins (...

Vincent DeAngelis

Arizona State upsets No. 21 Washington State with a defensive masterclass

Arizona State defeated No. 21 ranked Washington State to snap their two-game losing streak after dominant defensive performance.

9 days ago

Arizona State Sun Devils baseball head coach Willie Bloomquist. (Twitter photo/@ASU_Baseball)...

Vincent DeAngelis

Willie Bloomquist talks NIL, parity in college baseball and objectives for ASU

Willie Bloomquist joined Arizona Sports' Bickley & Marotta to chat Arizona State baseball and the challenges in roster building.

12 days ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: What ASU baseball coach Willie Bloomquist is doing to act on the new era of college sports

What ASU baseball coach Willie Bloomquist is doing to act on the new era of college sports. #collegebaseball #williebloomquist #asu #asubaseball #shorts

13 days ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: ASU manager Willie Bloomquist, coach Bobby Hurley talk current state of Sun Devil athletics

Both ASU baseball manager Willie Bloomquist and men’s head basketball coach Bobby Hurley joined Bickley & Marotta in studio for Day 1 of Newsmakers week. Bloomquist talked about the start of the season and navigating the new era of NIL. Meanwhile, Hurley reflected on what the rivalry game loss to Arizona means to Sun Devils […]

13 days ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: State of the Sun Devils: Arizona State ends the losing streak, Territorial Cup looms

The guys react to men’s basketball ending its five-game losing streak ahead of its first matchup with No. 5 Arizona, share the news of another big change in the Pac-12 and go around the rest of ASU athletics. Video: Felisa Cárdenas/Arizona Sports Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

18 days ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: State of the Sun Devils: Arizona State ends the losing streak, Territorial Cup looms

The guys react to men’s basketball ending its five-game losing streak ahead of its first matchup with No. 5 Arizona, share the news of another big change in the Pac-12 and go around the rest of ASU athletics. Video: Felisa Cárdenas/Arizona Sports Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

19 days ago

ASU softball wins Pac-12 regular-season title, receive No. 8 national seed