PREVIEW: Baseball Plays Texas A&M-CC Wednesday
March 4, 2014
HOUSTON – Houston Baseball will gear up for one midweek contest before traveling out West this weekend when it welcomes Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to Cougar Field Wednesday. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m.
QUICK HITS ON HOUSTON
Houston is led by its stellar pitching staff that leads the nation with an 0.80 ERA and five shutouts in 10 games. The staff has allowed just eight earned runs in 90.0 innings, accompanied by its 77 strikeouts and just 10 walks – holding opponents to a .172 clip.
Junior weekend starter Aaron Garza is 3-0 with a 0.41 ERA in 22.0 innings. He was just honored as the American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week – the third straight weekly pitching honor for the Cougars this season as well as being tabbed the Houston College Classic Most Valuable Player (MVP).
He is joined by starters Jake Lemoine (1-1) and Jared West (1-0) with wins, while the bullpen has been exceptional, led by senior Tyler Ford (0.00 ERA, 10.0 IP, 1-0) and senior closer Chase Wellbrock (0.00 ERA, 3 saves, 7.1 IP, 9 K).
Offensively, Houston has seen its ups and downs, but the have found ways to score runs when needed, led by senior Casey Grayson’s .343 average. He paces the team with a .543 slugging percentage and 12 hits, while sophomore Ashford Fulmer has six RBI to lead the team in the nine-hole.
QUICK HITS ON TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
TAMUCC is hitting .255 as a team, led by four .300+ hitters. Kyle Danford paces the team with a .333 average and 14 RBI on 17 hits. He is followed by Brandon Tierney’s .324 clip and .412 slugging percentage.
The team has recorded 15-of-19 in stolen bases, but has committed 26 errors for a .944 fielding percentage.
The Islanders’ pitching staff holds a 4.93 ERA through their first 13 games, posting two saves in 107.2 innings. Devin Skapura and Matt Danton each have two wins as starters, while Kaleb Keith leads the team with two saves.
Houston will face RHP Kevin Landgrebe, making his first start of the season. He has appeared in relief in six games for a total of 6.2 innings. Landgrebe has fanned seven and walked just one, allowing two earned runs for a 2.70 ERA and a 1-0 record.
HOUSTON vs. TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
Single-game tickets begin as low as $6 for youth and $8 for adults in general admission seating (Level 200) and as low as $8 for youth and $10 for adults in reserved seating (Level 100).
Premium games for the Cougars will include the Baylor midweek game (Tues., March 11), the Rice midweek game (Tues., March 25) and the Louisville weekend series (April 11-13). Premium games begin as low as $7 for youth and $10 for adults in general admission seating (Level 200) and as low as $12 for youth and $15 for adults in reserved seating (Level 100).
By visiting UHCougars.com, clicking the Tickets link, and then Purchase Tickets, while following the appropriate links to the Baseball page or by clicking here, fans can begin purchasing tickets for single games at Cougar Field this season.
FAMILY PLAN TICKET PACKAGE
General Admission season tickets start for as low as $150 (33 home games/$4.50 per ticket), while Reserved season tickets start at only $200 (33 home games/$6.00 per ticket).
To purchase, visit the Tickets tab, Purchase Tickets, while following the appropriate links to the Baseball page under Season Tickets or by clicking here.
For questions or concerns, call or visit the Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275).
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