Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Four MW teams to face off against nation's best in 2014

The nation's best in-season softball tournament will have four participants from the Mountain West in 2014.

At the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs' neighbor, Cathedral City, four of the Mountain West's best will face off against the nation's elite in this 34-team field.

After not traveling to Palm Springs last year for the first time in eight years, Fresno State will make its eighth appearance in the last nine seasons in the tournament in 2014.  San Diego State will return for a fifth consecutive year, and both New Mexico and Boise State will be in the field as well.

Among the notable powers the Mountain West teams could play:  UCLA, Arizona, Missouri, Washington, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Oregon, defending NCAA champion Oklahoma, Stanford, Cal, and Baylor.