Softball at Memphis (G1: L 6-5) (G2: W 7-3) (G3: W 8-2)

Memphis is just ahead of UH in the RPI (85 to 89) so this is another very winnable series for Houston. Need to perform on the road though as that’s where a lot of the struggles have come from. Coogs still sit in 2nd place, 3 games back of Tulsa.

http://www.uhcougars.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/042717aab.html

Due to impending weather, the University of Houston Softball team’s weekend series at Memphis has been altered. The two teams will play a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. Friday with the series finale to take place at 2 p.m. Saturday.

UP TO THE PLATE
Houston at Memphis*
Friday, April 28 | 4 p.m. | Tigers Softball Complex
Friday, April 28 | 6 p.m. | Tigers Softball Complex
Saturday, April 29 | 2 p.m. | Tigers Softball Complex

OPPONENT PREVIEW
Memphis
2017 Overall Record: 25-23, 4-8 The American
Head Coach: Natalie Poole
Record at School: 137-194 (6th Season)
Career Record: 449-493 (16th Season)
All-Time Series: 28-9
Last Meeting: 2016 (W, 5-4, 10 innings)

Coogs lose a tough one in the 1st game Friday; led 5-0 in the 5th.

HOUSTON NOTES
Top Offensive Players:
Sarah Barker | 2-3, R
Shelby Miller | 2-4, 2 RBI, R
Maya Thomas | 2-4, RBI, R
Savannah Heebner | 1-3, BB
Arielle James | 1-4, R
Kaylin Crumpton | 1-4
Sarah Queen | 1-1

Pitching Breakdown:
Savannah Heebner (L, 11-9) | 5.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 2 K
Presley Bell | 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Coogs get the 2nd game

HOUSTON NOTES
Top Offensive Players:
Shelby Miller | 3-4, HR, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R
Arielle James | 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
Sarah Barker | 2-3, R
Mariah Garcia | 1-3, HR, RBI, R
Savannah Heebner | 1-3, RBI
Sarah Queen | 1-3, R
Kaylin Crumpton | 1-4

Pitching Breakdown:
Trystan Melancon (W, 11-7) | 7.0 IP, CG, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K

So awesome:


Coogs clinch the series and stay all alone in 2nd place in the American. They’re also moving closer to being a bubble team for the tourney. Tough series upcoming though as they have USF next weekend. No matter, the job that coach Vesely and staff are doing is amazing.


HOUSTON NOTES
Top Offensive Players:
Sarah Barker | 2-2, R, BB
Kaylin Crumpton | 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Shelby Miller | 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R
Mariah Garcia | 1-3, 2 RBI
Savannah Heebner | 1-3, R, BB
Sarah Queen | 1-4, RBI
Arielle James | 1-4, R
Maya Thomas | 1-4

Pitching Breakdown:
Savannah Heebner (W, 12-9) | 7.0 IP, CG, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K

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