Softball hosts Wichita State for Alumni Weekend (G1: W 7-0) (G2: L 6-5) (G3: W 6-3)


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ON THE OPPONENT
• Houston is 0-2 all-time against Wichita State and 0-1 when hosting the Shockers at Cougar Softball Stadium after falling 5-2 in 2017.
• The Shockers, who are receiving two votes in the latest USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll, enter the weekend with a 22-15 overall record and 5-4 mark in The American. Wichita is coming off a 7-6 decision at No. 2/2 Oklahoma on Wednesday.
• The Shockers are hitting .280 as a team and hold a 3.68 ERA in the circle. Wichita leads the conference with a .469 slugging percentage and 39 home runs.
• Laurie Derrico ranks second in The American in home runs (8) and fifth in slugging percentage (.598), while Mackenzie Wright leads the team in batting average (.361). In the circle, Bailey Lange ranks fourth in the nation with five saves. Lange is 12-9 overall and has a 3.18 ERA.
• The Shockers are led by Head Coach Kristi Bredbenner, who is 192-173 in her seventh year at the helm. A 13-year coaching veteran, Bredbenner is 518-274 all-time as a head coach.
• Wichita was picked fifth in The American Preseason Coaches’ Poll.


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Coogs battering Wichita State tonight and lead 6-0 in the 5th. Important series for the Coogs if they want to be considered for a tourney spot. They’re just outside of the bubble right now.


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Coogs take the opener 7-0. Nice win to open the series.


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HOUSTON NOTES
Top Offensive Players:
Savannah Heebner | 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI, R
Kelli Montgomery | 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI
Brooke Vannoy | 1-2, 2B, BB, 2 R
Sarah Queen | 1-2, BB, 2 R
Arielle James | 1-3, BB, R
Kaylin Crumpton | 1-3, R

Pitching Breakdown:
Savannah Heebner (W, 17-6) | 7.0 IP, CG, SHO, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K


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Ouch, lost the lead late; seems to be a theme this weekend with Houston sports teams



HOUSTON NOTES
Top Offensive Players:
Sarah Queen | 1-2, 2 BB, R
Aspen Howie | 1-1, RBI, R
Lindsey Stewart | 1-2
Maya Thomas | 1-4

Pitching Breakdown:
Trystan Melancon | 5.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Savannah Heebner (L, 17-7) | 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 K


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So close to a sweep, but great result this weekend in taking 2 of 3 from the Shockers.


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HOUSTON NOTES
Top Offensive Players:
Arielle James | 1-2, BB, HBP, 2 R
Aspen Howie | 1-3, BB, RBI, R

Pitching Breakdown:
Savannah Heebner (W, 18-7) | 7.0 IP, CG, 9 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 3 K


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