AUBURN, AL – Two down and two to go for the Stratford, CT Brakettes who will face the Carbondale Cougars, (ILL.) Saturday at 9 a.m. in the winners’ bracket final of the 72nd ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship.
The Brakettes (48-4) have won their first two games (1-0 and 2-0) and must win two more games to three-peat as national champions. If the Brakettes win the next two games, it will extend their consecutive win streak in national championship play to 14 as well as finish their season with a 20-game win streak. The national championship would be the 26th in the glorious history of the Brakettes.
The Cougars are in the winners’ bracket for the first time and enter the game 19-15 for the season and also 2-0 in the double-elimination championship. The Cougars defeated the Allentown Patriots, 8-0 and the Bama Blast, 3-1 in eight innings. Allentown (0-2) and the Blast (1-2) are the only teams eliminated so far in the national championship.
If the Brakettes win, they will advance to Sunday morning’s championship game at 9, with an if game to follow if the Brakettes lose the first game.
The championship game will be played inside the Auburn University Softball Stadium (the Jane B. Moore Field), which was renamed Jane B. Moore Field in 2002 in honor of Dr. Jane Moore who served more than 20 years as a member of Auburn’s Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics. The stadium has permanent seating for 1,400, a concession area, indoor batting cages and a state-of-the-art press box with two luxury boxes.1999 marked the first full season for the field was in use after the first game was played their April 24, 1998.
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