Baseball Travels To Marshall For C-USA Weekend Series
April 14, 2011
HOUSTON - The University of Houston baseball team will head back on the road for Conference USA play this weekend as they travel to Charleston, W. Va., for a three-game series against the Marshall Thundering Herd at Power Park.
The Cougars are looking to continue their winning ways on the road in league play, after going 3-0 against Tulane, April 1-3.
Due to inclement weather in the Charleston area, the series will now begin at 3 p.m. CT Friday with a doubleheader against the Thundering Herd and conclude at 10 a.m. CT Sunday.
Fans can follow all the weekend's action through the gametracker link on the baseball schedule page at UHCougars.com. The online radio broadcast and live video streaming will also be available through the schedule page.
Houston is 17-18 this season and 4-2 in league play. Sophomore Chase Jensen leads the team with a .333 batting average, seven doubles, one triple and three home runs. Jensen and senior Caleb Ramsey lead the team with 33 and 34 RBIs, respectively.
Marshall is 11-18 this season and 1-5 in Conference USA play. Kenny Socorro leads the Thundering Herd with a .302 batting average, four doubles, one home run and 10 RBIs.
In the first game of Friday's doubleheader, junior Matt Creel will make the start opposite Aaron Blair. Creel is 4-4 this season in two starts and 13 appearances. He is posting a 6.10 ERA with 26 strikeouts. Blair is making his fourth start and is 0-2 this season with a 4.35 ERA.
In game two Friday, junior Jordan Lewis has been named the Cougars' starter. He is 3-1 in nine starts with a 4.14 ERA. Lewis has struck out 24 batters in a team-high 45.2 innings. Mike Mason will be making the start for Marshall in game two. Mason is 1-2 in seven starts with a 4.81 ERA.
Junior Mo Wiley will make the start in the series finale. He is 2-1 this season with a 4.01 ERA. Wiley has struck out 16 batters in 33.2 innings. Marshall's Arik Sikula will make his eighth start in the finale. Sikula is 2-3 with a 3.07 ERA. In 44 innings, he has struck out 42 batters.
UH has had a great deal of success against the Thundering Herd, posting a 15-3 all-time record. In their last trip to Charleston, the Cougars swept the series 3-0 in 2009.