QUICK HITS ON SAM HOUSTON STATE
Sam Houston State enters Tuesday’s game with a 26-14 record.
The Bearkats are coming off a Southland Conference series where they were swept in three games at Central Arkansas.
As a team, SHSU is hitting .302 with 18 home runs and 70 doubles to accompany its .425 slugging percentage.
Leading the way offensively for the Bearkats is Robie Rojas with a .345 average. Andrew Fregia leads the team with 57 hits.
The pitching staff owns a 3.64 ERA with 11 saves. SHSU pitching has fanned 306 hitters, while walking 114 in 356.0 innings.
Hayden Wesneski made the start vs. the Cougars last week and is 6-2 on the year with a 3.75 ERA in 12 appearances and eight starts. He has fanned 24 in 48.0 innings.
SERIES HISTORY VS. SAM HOUSTON STATE
Houston and Sam Houston State have met 161 previous times, dating back to 1947.
The Cougars own the slight series edge at 81-80 over the Bearkats.
The Bearkats won the 2017 opener, 5-4, at Constellation Field in Sugar Land on April 18.
Houston and SHSU split its matchups in 2016 with the Cougars winning 4-3 at Schroeder Park and the Bearkats winning 4-0 at Don Sanders Stadium.
The overall series between Houston and SHSU is the second-longest series played in the Cougars’ program history behind 183 games vs. Rice.