Received 5 1st place votes to UCONN’s 3 and USF’s 1. Cumbie named AAC Preseason pitcher of the year and is the only Coog on the all-conference team.
Houston, which received five first-place votes and 59 points in the preseason poll, posted the most wins in the league with a 42-21 record and 15-9 conference mark last season, falling to Texas A&M 4-3 in the final game of the NCAA Houston Regional. The 40-win season was the fourth under head coach Todd Whitting. The NCAA Regional appearance was the program’s 21st. Cumbie led the conference with a 2.04 ERA, four complete games, two shutouts and a 10-2 record through 101.1 innings pitches. The All-America lefty fanned 82 batters in 2017. At the plate, Houston led the conference with a .464 slugging percentage 169 runs, 11 triples, 150 RBIs and 31 homers.