QUICK HITS ON SAM HOUSTON STATE
Sam Houston State enters Tuesday’s game with a 25-11 record.
The Bearkats are coming off a Southland Conference series loss on the road at SFA over the weekend.
As a team, SHSU is hitting .306 with 18 home runs and 67 doubles to accompany its .440 slugging percentage.
Leading the way offensively for the Bearkats is Hunter Hearn with a .366 average.
The pitching staff owns a 3.73 ERA with 10 saves. SHSU pitching has fanned 281 hitters, while walking 96 in 321.1 innings.
Dominic Robinson (3.78, 1-0) made the start in SHSU’s midweek game at Baylor last week. He has made nine appearances with one start and has fanned 17 in 16.2 innings.
Dakota Mills has made the majority of midweek starts for the Bearkats, posting a 4-3 record with a 4.79 ERA with 10 appearances and nine starts. He ahs fanned 34 in 47.0 innings.
SERIES HISTORY VS. SAM HOUSTON STATE
Houston and Sam Houston State have met 160 previous times, dating back to 1947.
The Cougars own the slight series edge at 81-79 over the Bearkats.
Houston is 2-0 in neutral site games vs. SHSU.
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.