QUICK HITS ON USF
USF enters the weekend ranked as high as No. 22 in the nation, owning a 32-9 overall record and a 7-5 mark in The American.
The Bulls are coming off a 6-0 midweek loss to Stetson on Wednesday.
USF has won American series over Memphis and UCF, but dropped series to Cincinnati and Tulane.
As a team, the Bulls are hitting .304 and slugging .442 with 31 home runs and 80 doubles.
Kevin Merrell leads the conference with a .403 average, while Luke Borders paces the team with 58 hits and David Villar with 41 RBI.
The pitching staff owns a conference-best 2.68 ERA with 435 strikeouts to 135 walks.
RHP Phoenix Sanders will go Friday for the Bulls, owning a 6-1 record and a 2.35 ERA. He has fanned 76 and walked 16 in 61.1 innings.
LHP Shane McClanahan is scheduled for Saturday, owning a 3.00 ERA and a 4-1 record in 10 starts, while fanning 70 in 51.0 innings.
SERIES HISTORY VS. USF
Houston and USF have met 34 previous times, dating back to 1997.
The Cougars own the all-time series over the Bulls, 22-12.
Houston is 8-7 all-time in Tampa, Fla.
The Cougars won the 2016 series, 2-1, at Schroeder Park.
Last Meeting | April 24, 2016 | Houston 7, USF 5 (5)