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ESPN Events Announces Platform and Commentator Lineup for 2023 TaxAct Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield Softball Tournament

The TaxAct Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield, ESPN Events’ owned and operated college softball tournament, returns to the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Fla. for its fourth year, February 16-19. The one-of-a-kind tournament will feature 16 teams – 12 in the named in the pre-season top 25 – in 40 games over four days. All 40 matchups will be available across ESPN platforms, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, ACC Network and ESPN+.

Once again, ESPN will deploy an all-star commentator roster to call the non-stop action:

Field 8 (Nightside/ESPN): The voice of softball, Beth Mowins, will call play-by-play, with Michele Smith and Amanda Scarborough serving as analysts. Smith is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time All-American at Oklahoma State, while Scarborough was a two-time All-American, Big 12 Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year at Texas A&M.

Field 8 (Dayside/ESPN2): Tiffany Greene will handle play-by-play duties, joined by three-time All-American and SEC Player of the Year (2014) at Tennessee, Madison Shipman.

Field 9: Play-by-play commentator Mark Neely will join 2020 Olympic bronze medalist Danielle Lawrie for the call on Field 9. Lawrie was a three-time All-American and NCAA Champion (2009) at Washington.

Field 1: Play-by-play commentator Drew Carter will announce the action joined by three-time Arizona All-American, three-time NCAA Champion and National Player of the Year (1996) Jenny Dalton Hill.

Field 3: Mike Couzens will manage play-by-play alongside three-time Alabama All-American and NCAA Champion (2012) Kayla Braud.

For full tournament details, please visit https://www.clearwaterinvitational.com.

2023 TaxAct Clearwater Invitational Presented by EvoShield Schedule

Date

Time (ET)

Matchup

Platform

Field

Thu, Feb 16

10 a.m.

No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&MTiffany Greene, Madison Shipman

ESPNU

8

 

1 p.m.

No. 19 Duke vs. No. 7 AlabamaBeth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough

SEC Network

8

 

1 p.m.

No. 24 Louisiana vs. IndianaMark Neely, Danielle Lawrie

ESPNU

9

 

4 p.m.

Nebraska vs. No. 3 Oklahoma StateMark Neely, Danielle Lawrie

ESPN+

9

 

4 p.m.

No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 15 ArizonaBeth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough

ESPNU

8

 

7 p.m.

Nebraska vs. No. 2 UCLAMark Neely, Danielle Lawrie

ESPN+

9

Fri, Feb 17

10 a.m.

No. 15 Arizona vs. Texas A&MMike Couzens, Kayla Braud

ESPN+

3

 

10 a.m.

No. 11 Virginia Tech vs. No. 3 Oklahoma StateTiffany Greene, Madison Shipman

ESPNU

8

 

12:30 p.m.

Indiana vs. Mississippi StateMark Neely, Danielle Lawrie

SEC Network

9

 

1 p.m.

No. 19 Duke vs. USFMike Couzens, Kayla Braud

ACC Network

3

 

1 p.m.

No. 6 Arkansas vs. No. 4 Florida StateTiffany Greene, Madison Shipman

ESPNU

8

 

3 p.m.

Mississippi State vs. No. 15 ArizonaMark Neely, Danielle Lawrie

ESPN+

9

 

3 p.m.

No. 18 UCF vs. MichiganDrew Carter, Jenny Dalton-Hill

ESPN+

1

 

4 p.m.

No. 7 Alabama vs. No. 2 UCLABeth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough

ESPN2

8

 

4 p.m.

No. 11 Virginia Tech vs. NebraskaMike Couzens, Kayla Braud

ACC Network

3

 

6 p.m.

No. 24 Louisiana vs. MichiganDrew Carter, Jenny Dalton-Hill

ESPN+

1

 

6 p.m.

No. 6 Arkansas vs. No. 19 DukeMark Neely, Danielle Lawrie

ESPN+

9

 

7 p.m.

Texas A&M vs. No. 18 UCFBeth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough

ESPN+

8

Sat, Feb 18

10 a.m.

No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 4 Florida StateTiffany Greene, Madison Shipman

ESPNU

8

 

10 a.m.

No. 18 UCF vs. No. 19 DukeDrew Carter, Kayla Braud

ESPN+

1

 

10:30 a.m.

No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. No. 24 LouisianaMark Neely, Danielle Lawrie

ESPN+

9

 

10:30 a.m.

USF vs. Texas A&MMike Couzens, Kayla Braud

SEC Network

3

 

1 p.m.

Indiana vs. No. 6 ArkansasTiffany Greene, Madison Shipman

ESPN+

8

 

1:30 p.m.

Michigan vs. No. 3 Oklahoma StateMark Neely, Danielle Lawrie

ESPN+

9

 

1:30 p.m.

Texas A&M vs. NebraskaDrew Carter, Jenny Dalton-Hill

ESPN+

1

 

2:30 p.m.

No. 18 UCF vs. No. 7 AlabamaMike Couzens, Kayla Braud

ESPN+

3

 

4 p.m.

No. 11 Virginia Tech vs. No. 2 UCLABeth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough

ESPNU

8

 

4:30 p.m.

No. 6 Arkansas vs. No. 24 LouisianaDrew Carter, Jenny Dalton-Hill

ESPN+

1

 

5 p.m.

Michigan vs. Mississippi StateMark Neely, Danielle Lawrie

ESPN+

9

 

6 p.m.

No. 7 Alabama vs. IndianaMike Couzens, Kayla Braud

ESPN+

3

 

7 p.m.

No. 15 Arizona vs. No. 11 Virginia TechBeth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough

ESPN+

8

Sun, Feb 19

9 a.m.

No. 19 Duke vs. MichiganMike Couzens, Jenny Dalton-Hill

ESPN+

3

 

9:30 a.m.

Nebraska vs. No. 6 ArkansasMark Neely, Danielle Lawrie

SEC Network

9

 

10 a.m.

No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 24 LouisianaBeth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough

ESPNU

8

 

Noon

No. 15 Arizona vs. IndianaMike Couzens, Kayla Braud

ESPN+

3

 

Noon

USF vs. No. 11 Virginia TechMark Neely, Danielle Lawrie

ESPN+

9

 

1 p.m.

No. 24 Louisiana vs. No. 4 Florida StateBeth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough

ESPN+

8

 

3:30 p.m.

Mississippi State vs. USFTiffany Greene, Madison Shipman

ESPN+

9

 

5 p.m.

No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 7 AlabamaBeth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough

ESPN

8

 

8 p.m.

Mississippi State vs. No. 18 UCFTiffany Greene, Madison Shipman

ESPN2

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