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Varsity - February 28, 2013

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INSIDE SOFTBALL BY ANNA POULTER-HENDRICKSON @BadgerSoftball SCHEDULE (10-1) This Week Thurs. at Cal State Fullerton 5 p.m. Fri. vs. No. 16 Stanford 3:30 p.m. Fri at Cal State Fullerton 8 p.m. Sat. vs. No. 8 Cal 1:15 p.m. Sat. vs. CSU Bakersfield 8 p.m. Sun. vs. Cal Poly 12:30 p.m. Next Week SIU-Carbondale Tournament Mar. 9 vs. Belmont Mar. 9 at Southern Illinois Mar. 10 vs. UIC Mar. 10 vs. Eastern Kentucky UW���s tough schedule takes the team west Badgers will face a pair of Pac-12 teams W isconsin���s nine-game win streak is nice and its 10-1 record is great, but now the Badgers hit the road for another test. California. The Badgers will face a pair of Pac-12 opponents in No. 8 California and No. 16 Stanford while at the 2013 Easton Invitational. The Pac-12 is year-in and 54 �� VARSITY FEB R UA RY 28, 2013 year-out, the nation���s top league. The conference has made 87 appearances at the Women���s College World Series, bringing home 23 titles. Considering the NCAA has only sponsored the championship since 1982, that is impressive. Every team in the league but one, Utah, qualified for 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 9 a.m. 11 a.m. the NCAA tournament in 2012. The tough competition doesn���t stop there for the Badgers. Cal State Fullerton, an opponent UW plays twice, claimed one of the other eight championships that didn���t go to the Pac-12. ���Every game in California ��� we���ve got six out there and they are all tough teams ��� there���s not going to be an easy game out there,��� said head coach Yvette Healy. ���There hasn���t been an easy game this whole season.��� The Badgers are looking for signature wins to propel them into the NCAA tournament and California provides the opportunity for just that. Healy notches 200 wins �� Lost in the excitement during last weekend���s six wins was a milestone for Healy. UW���s win over Georgia Southern on Feb. 22 marked Healy���s 200th career victory. Now in her third season at UW, Healy holds a 74-43 record wearing the Cardinal and White.

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