2020 SPC Elite Invitational Schedule Released By ESPN Events
The 2020 St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational schedule was released Wednesday morning by ESPN Events and is presented by Wilson.
There will be 39 high-profile Division-I games played during the weekend of Feb. 13-16 at the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Fla.
Five of the 16 participating teams played in the 2019 Women's College World Series, including defending national champion UCLA, and 14 programs made the NCAA Tournament field.
Tickets for this event are sold out but you can be placed on the waitlist here. Single day passes will go on-sale in October.
Here are six games on the schedule that should have big crowds.
Alabama vs. Washington
Could there be a better game to end the first night of the weekend? We don't think so. Just picture Montana Fouts versus Gabbie Plain. After not playing one another last season, this could be a WCWS preview.
Minnesota vs. Oklahoma State
Happy Valentine's Day to softball fans everywhere. ESPN's gift is another potential WCWS matchup.
James Madison vs. Texas Tech
This is an intriguing game because both teams had a great 2019 season. The Dukes lost to UCLA in the Super Regional round and the Red Raiders lost to LSU in the if necessary game in Regionals. Texas Tech surpassed expectations last year and is looking to build on that.
Georgia vs. Northwestern
Does anyone remember how great this 2018 Regional Final was? We do! Northwestern is back and in a big way. Georgia will have to find out how to replace Alyssa DiCarlo but this definitely could be a fun game to watch.
Alabama vs. UCLA
Another gift to softball fans. We will just go ahead and thank the tournament directors right now.
Mizzou vs. Virginia Tech
This game will feature two of the best young players in the game. Virginia Tech's Darby Trull was named an SA All-American last season and Jazmyn Rollin was a finalist for Freshman Player of the Year.
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Thursday, February 13
9:30 a.m. - Alabama vs. Liberty
10:00 a.m. - Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech
12:30 p.m. - South Carolina vs. Texas Tech
1:00 p.m. - Kansas vs. Missouri
3:30 p.m. - Oklahoma State vs. USF
4:00 p.m. - Alabama vs. Washington
Friday, February 14
10:00 a.m. - South Carolina vs. Virginia Tech
10:30 a.m. - Alabama vs. USF
11:30 a.m. - Minnesota vs. Oklahoma State
12:00 p.m. - Georgia vs. Kansas
1:00 p.m. - Florida State vs. Washington
2:30 p.m. - Liberty vs. Missouri
3:00 p.m. - Georgia vs. Northwestern
3:00 p.m. - James Madison vs. Texas Tech
4:00 p.m. - Alabama vs. UCLA
5:30 p.m. - Missouri vs. Oklahoma State
6:00 p.m. - Florida State vs. Minnesota
6:00 p.m. - Kansas vs. South Carolina
7:00 p.m. - Liberty vs. Washington
Saturday, February 15
10:00 a.m. - Georgia vs. Texas Tech
10:30 a.m. - Alabama vs. Oklahoma State
10:30 a.m. - Kansas vs. Northwestern
11:30 a.m. - Liberty vs. UCLA
1:00 p.m. - Missouri vs. Virginia Tech
1:30 p.m. - James Madison vs. Kansas
2:00 p.m. - Florida State vs. Northwestern
2:00 p.m. - South Carolina vs. Washington
4:00 p.m. - Georgia vs. UCLA
5:00 p.m. - Minnesota vs. Virginia Tech
5:30 p.m. - Texas Tech vs. USF
6:00 p.m. - James Madison vs. Missouri
Sunday, February 16
9:00 a.m. - Georgia vs. USF
9:30 a.m. - Minnesota vs. Missouri
10:00 a.m. - Texas Tech vs. Washington
12:00 p.m. - Florida State vs. Liberty
12:00 p.m. - Northwestern vs. Virginia Tech
12:30 p.m. - James Madison vs. South Carolina
3:30 p.m. - UCLA vs. USF
7:00 p.m. - Florida State vs. UCLA
*All Times Are EST