Softball starts season with Houston Invitational (UK W 4-3) (OSU L 5-1) (UK L 13-1) (Illinois L 4-2) (SHSU W 2-1)


(Patrick) #1

The Cougars waste no time putting their talented roster amongst the best in the nation as No. 13/15 Kentucky and No. 22/21 Oklahoma State both make their way to Houston this weekend. Illinois and Sam Houston State rounds out the competition that Houston will face to open the season.
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Houston Invitational

* Friday, Feb. 8 at 3:30 p.m. | RV/RV Houston vs. No. 13/15 Kentucky | Live Stats | Watch
* Friday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. | RV/RV Houston vs. No. 22/21 Oklahoma State | Live Stats | Watch
* Saturday, Feb. 9 at 4:30 p.m. | RV/RV Houston vs. No. 13/15 Kentucky | Live Stats | Watch
* Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. | RV/RV Houston vs. Illinois | Live Stats | Watch
* Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. | RV/RV Houston vs. Sam Houston State | Live Stats | Watch


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(Cougarpad) #4

Big win by UH softball to open the season! Kentucky is ranked 15th in the country.


#5

Very solid, experienced team. Plus, they do such a great job representing our University on and off the field. Need to make it out to more games this year.


(Craig Wiggins) #6

Go Ladies. Fantastic start, keep it going. CoogNation is behind you.


(Cougarpad) #7

Will be interesting to see how deep our pitching is this year. Seems like the Coogs struggle most seasons in finding that third starter. It is nice to have that third starter that can be relief when needed. A softball team will have a very high ceiling if can get one dominant stater and two proficient ones. The teams that do usually find themselves in the World Series. We came so close in 2010 but both of our dominant starters got injured during tournament time.


(Patrick) #8

GAME 1 | RV/RV HOUSTON 4, No. 13/15 KENTUCKY 3

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
Savannah Heebner | 2-3, RBI
Sarah Barker | 1-3, RBI
Sarah Queen | 1-3, R

PITCHING BREAKDOWN
Savannah Heebner (W, 1-0) | 7.0 IP, CG, 1 BB, 3 ER

GAME 2 | RV/RV HOUSTON 1, No. 22/21 OKLAHOMA STATE 5

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
Tierrah Williams | 1-3, RBI

PITCHING BREAKDOWN
Trystan Melancon (L, 0-1) | 6.0 IP, 7 Ks, 3 ER
Presley Bell | 1.0, 1 K, 1 BB


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GAME 1 | RV/RV HOUSTON 1, No. 13/15 KENTUCKY 13
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
Tierrah Williams | 1-3, R
Lindsey Stewart | 1-2, RBI

GAME 2 | RV/RV HOUSTON 2, ILLINOIS 4
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
Lindsey Stewart | 1-3, RBI
Kati Ray Brown | 1-3, R
Brooke Vannoy | 1-3, R, RBI
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PITCHING BREAKDOWN
Savannah Heebner (L, 1-1) | 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5Ks


(Patrick) #14

The Cougars wrap up their opening weekend on Sunday with a matchup against Sam Houston State at Cougar Softball Stadium. First pitch for that game is scheduled for 2 p.m. and can be streamed online at uhcougars.com.


(Patrick) #15

Coogs win the finale over SHSU 2-1.

2-3 isn’t terrible, but team has some work to do now.


#16

They do…I was expecting a little more offense this season with all the experience. Season’s young though. Maybe we are just a fair weather team.


(Cougarpad) #17

Unfortunately, like our baseball team, I believe the softball team also has a bad habit of starting seasons off not so hot.


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TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
Lindsey Stewart | 2-2, 3B, R
Savannah Heebner | 1-1, RBI 2 BB
Sarah Queen | 1-2, 3B, BB
Sarah Barker | 1-2, R
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PITCHING BREAKDOWN
Trystan Melancon | 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 3 K, 2 BB