Coming off a spectacular 2009 season that ended abruptly with a playoff loss at home to Missouri in the NCAA tournament, the UCLA softball team has been anxious to get back onto the field, and the stacked field at the Dot Richardson’s National Collegiate Softball Invitational provided that much more of an incentive to do so.

But on Friday, the Florida storms had no intention of complying and did nothing to assist the No. 6 Bruins. So instead of having four games stretched throughout the three-day weekend, the Bruins were forced to play back-to-back double headers.