Houston vs Rice - Sugarland - Tuesday @ 7pm (L 2-1)

Our situational hitting continues to be bad this season.

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Davis seems to have cooled down considerably. Am I wrong?

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This was before his last at bat where he popped up on the infield.

Dropped down to 39th in RPI. This weekend will be huge as UCF has jumped up to 43rd. If we lose this series, they may take our spot in the NCAA tourney.



Hope his slump ends on Thursday and he comes alive for the tournament.

Are hitting is becoming a joke our hitters go up there without any plan situation hitting sucked all year. When we sacrifice bunt it must be a strike we have some guys struggling right now not a good time for that. We have to get Lockhart bat in the lineup. Pitching was great again tonight if not for the routine double play ball that was bobbled it would of been only one run hopefully we hit better this weekend or we will not be going to the NCAA tournament

We don’t deserve ncaa tournament this year, we are not a good ball club, we won’t do anything in the regional anyway

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Ugh. And rice sucks this year.

Seems so many gripe about our pitching staff or how we use our bullpen, but pitching has actually been the salvation for this team.
Hitting, on the other hand, has been spotty at best, terrible at worst.
Bottom line is that this team has not gelled and time is running out.
But I will never give up hope. We have some decent hitters who go hot and cold, but let’s hope they warm up this weekend against UCF.
Otherwise the season will probably be over and recruiting will be all we have left until next year…Go Coogs…


UH Teams lately seem to start each season out real slow and spotty, then have to rally towards the end of the season to make a regional. Coaching?

Need to win 2 out of 3 this weekend and then win a couple in the Conference tourney to probably solidify a spot.

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• Cherry turned in his third straight three-hit effort, finishing 3-for-3 with two walks.
• Burckel also walked twice with his coming in a 2-for-3 effort.
• Triolo finished 1-for-4 and came home on Bielamowicz’s RBI sacrifice fly.

• Sophomore southpaw Jared Pettitte (1-1) suffered the loss, allowing both runs across three innings pitched.
• Senior Nolan Bond relieved Pettitte in the fourth and tossed two scoreless innings with one hit and one strikeout.
• Junior Brayson Hurdsman tossed three innings of scoreless relief, retiring the side in both the seventh and eighth innings. He allowed just one hit while striking out two.
• Junior Devon Roedahl worked around two walks for a scoreless ninth.

Aside from Cherry, Houston’s offense was mostly silenced by Rice pitching . . . The Cougars were limited to the one run and only six hits . . . The six hits were collected by only three Cougars, Cherry had three, Burckel had two, and Jared Triolo had a two-out single in the six . . . Nine walks kept runners on the bases all evening for the Cougars, that make the fourteen runners left on base a difficult stat to accept in a one-run loss.

Our pitching is honestly the only reason we’re still in the regional picture. There have been some head scratching decisions here or there, but we have the league’s best staff other than ECU and that’s a pitching staff that came into 2019 with lots of unknowns.

Conversely, in the last 3 years what hitter has developed as we expected? Triolo made a big jump from his freshman to sophomore seasons and this year has regressed from that soph season (although has still been quite good). We’ve also aggressively gone after Juco hitters the last 2 recruiting classes and what do we have to show for it? Hyland, who has the tools but is still a flawed hitter in many respects.

It also doesn’t help the best power hitter we’ve had in many years is hitting like .180 with no dingers in his last 16 games.


I can’t stand losing to Rice. :rage::rage:

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Especially when you leave 14 runners on base.

We have won the conference title five out of six years so I wouldn’t blame the coaching staff at all. Perhaps some of our recruits were a tad overrated. And no one in their right mind would have known that Joe Davis would crater the past 16 games. Maybe he gets hot and all of a sudden coach is a genius…

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