Houston at UCONN preview


(Patrick) #1

UCONN HITS

UConn enters the weekend series at 29-14-1 overall and is 7-2-1 at home this season.
The Huskies currently sit in a tie for second in the league at 11-7 with six games to play.
UConn is coming off two midweek wins over Sacred Heart (13-2) and Northeastern (6-5).
As a team, UConn is hitting .284 with 79 doubles, eight triples and 31 home runs to accompany 236 RBI.
Leading the way offensively is Troy Stefanski with a .318 clip. Zac Susi follows with a .316 average, while Issac Feldstein paces the team with a league-leading 12 home runs to bring his RBI total to 35.
UConn pitching owns a 3.95 ERA and has tallied 412 strikeouts to 179 walks in 387.2 innings. Opponents are hitting .250 against the Husky hurlers.
LHP Mason Feole will start Friday and owns a 2.44 ERA and is 7-1 through 12 starts. He has tallied 95 strikeouts in 73.2 innings.
RHP Jeff Kersten is 4-1 with a 3.52 ERA through 16 appearances and seven starts and will get the nod on Saturday.
LHP Chase Gardner, who owns a 3.83 ERA and is 3-1 in 11 starts, will start Sunday.
Out of the bullpen, LHP P.J. Poulin leads the league with 13 saves and is 4-2 with a 3.57 ERA in 24 appearances.

SERIES HISTORY vs. UCONN

Houston and UConn have met 16 previous times, dating back to the American’s beginning in 2014.
The Cougars lead the series, 10-6 and are 3-3 on the road in Connecticut.
Houston and UConn met five times in 2017 with the Cougars winning the regular-season series in Houston, 2-1, and both games in the American Championship to go 4-1 against the Huskies a year ago.
UConn swept Houston in 2016, winning the series in Storrs, Conn. and the one game played in the conference championship game.
Last Meeting: May 27, 2017 | Houston 13, UConn 3 (Clearwater, Fla., Spectrum Field)

PROBABLE STARTERS
FRIDAY
Houston: LHP Trey Cumbie (3.68 ERA, 5-3, 89 K, 78.1 IP)
UConn: LHP Mason Feole (2.44 ERA, 7-1, 95 K, 73.2 IP)

SATURDAY
Houston: LHP Aaron Fletcher (1.77 ERA, 5-2, 68 K, 76.1 IP)
UConn: RHP Jeff Kersten (3.52 ERA, 4-1, 31 K, 53.2 IP)

SUNDAY
Houston: TBA
UConn: LHP Chase Gardner (3.83 ERA, 3-2, 44 K, 54.0 IP)


(Patrick) #2

Friday and Saturday games will be on ESPN3/WatchESPN/ESPN+

Sunday Game will by on UCONNHuskies.com, but if you have a subscription to uhcougars.com, you should be able to watch it:
http://www.uconnhuskies.com/collegesportslive/?first_name=Patrick&c=b528ba8ee3188195944cf43dfbb1e1f9accb167b0f3ce4760ce9f4bc8f4f02e4b118409e0fe65b39b06b9cdd79ba3e3a5450e156aac17d81c77116c2990d6488&media_id=569456

Radio: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/uh/#live


(Patrick) #3

(David) #4

Double header tomorrow


#5

(Patrick) #6

So many doubleheaders this year. In conference play, out of the 8 series we will play, 5 of them will have been rescheduled into doubleheaders with only the Memphis, USF, and East Carolina series unaffected.

By the way, if we sweep this series, we clinch at least a co-championship and will be the #1 seed in the conference tournament. On the other hand, if we get swept, we’ll be out of the running and could possibly slide to 5th or even 6th. Huge series and we probably need to win at least 2 games.


(David) #7

10-3 in American games when not playing a DH but only 4-4 on DH days. And one of those three losses was the Tulane 17-16 game. Hoping they take 2 today like they did vs. Wichita St.


#8

Anyone see the game on ESPN3/ WatchESPN? cant find it.


#9

Nope can’t find it either


#10

See the 6:00 game, but not the 2:00 game


#11

This explains it…


(Dan) #12

Aw man was looking forward to a double header on my mobile device. The OOTC struggle is real.


#13

I took a half day at work so I could watch the first game only to see that tweet as soon as I got home. Bummer.

At least it’s a beautiful Friday afternoon and the Coogs have an early lead.