Preview: Houston Set for USF this Weekend


- USF enters the American series with a 20-9 overall record and a 4-2 mark in league play.
- Offensively, USF is hitting .298 with 80 doubles and 21 home runs to accompany 182 RBI.
- Leading the way at the plate is David Villar’s .368 average, four home runs, 14 doubles and 29 runs.
- Duke Stunkel is hitting .357 with 11 doubles, while JD Dutka and Coco Montes are each hitting .330.
- USF’s pitching staff owns a 2.71 ERA with four saves and three shutouts in 259.0 innings.
- The staff has fanned 290 hitters and walked 108 with opponents hitting .227 against.
- Preseason All-American and LHP Shane McClanahan will throw Friday. He owns a 1.55 ERA and is 3-3 in seven starts. The southpaw has fanned 73 in 40.2 innings.
- RHP Peter Strzelecki will start Saturday and is 5-1 with a 3.38 ERA through seven starts. He has fanned 53 in 40.0 innings.
- Sunday starter RHP Collin Sullivan is 1-0 with a 2.89 ERA in six starts, tallying 31 strikeouts in 28.0 innings.
- LHP Andrew Perez paces the staff out of the bullpen with four saves, a 3.00 ERA and a 4-2 mark in a team-high 11 appearances.