Preview: Houston vs. Memphis this Weekend

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Memphis will enter conference play with an 8-13 overall record and is coming off a 14-0 midweek win over Mississippi Valley, but dropped its last series, 2-1, to North Florida on the road last weekend.
The Tigers were selected to finish seventh in the 2018 Preseason poll after earning 30 wins in 2017.
As a team, Memphis is hitting .253 with 11 home runs, 35 doubles and 88 RBI.
Leading the way offensively is Tyler Webb with a .354 average, 28 hits and 14 runs.
Kyle Ouellette leads the Tigers with 17 RBI and is second in average with a .333 clip.
The pitching staff owns a 3.89 ERA with 196 strikeouts and 76 walks through 183.0 innings.
RHP Riley Cabral will start Friday and is 3-2 with a 3.62 ERA. He has fanned 24 in 27.1 innings through six appearances and five starts.
RHP Jonathan Bowlan will start Saturday with a 3.12 ERA and an 0-3 record in five starts. He paces the staff with 36 strikeouts in 26.0 innings.
RHP Alex Hicks will make the start on Sunday with a 2-3 record and a 5.68 ERA in five starts. He has fanned 21 in 25.1 innings.


Houston and Memphis have met 68 previous times, dating back to 1997.
The Cougars own the all-time series, 48-20.
Houston has won the last two meetings and five of the last six.
The Cougars won the 2017 series at Memphis, 2-1.
Last Meeting | American Championship on May 23, 2017 | Houston 6, Memphis 5

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