HOUSTON -- The University of Houston Softball team won its ninth-straight game with a 2-0 shutout at Texas Southern on Wednesday afternoon in Memorial Park.
With the win, the Cougars improve to 13-4 overall, while the Lady Tigers fall to 7-4.
In the circle, junior Savannah Heebner improved to 7-1. The native of Sedalia, Colo., held TSU to one hit while walking none and striking out a career-high 12 batters in her third shutout of the season and 12th overall of her career. Heebner carried a perfect game through five and two-thirds innings.
Sophomore third baseman Sarah Queen provided the game-winning run with a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning. The homer was her second of the season.
Freshman first baseman Tierrah Williams and Heebner each finished with two hits, going 2-for-2 and 2-for-3 respectively.
6th | In the sixth, Queen belted a one-out, solo shot to straightaway center. Senior left fielder Kaylin Crumpton followed with a single to right field and advanced to second on a passed ball, before Williams drove her home with a single up the middle for the 2-0 final.
Top Offensive Players:
Tierrah Williams | 2-2, RBI
Savannah Heebner | 2-3
Sarah Queen | 1-3, HR, RBI, R
Maya Thomas | 1-3, 2B
Savannah Heebner (W, 7-1) | 7.0 IP, CG, SHO, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 12 K
The Cougars return to Cougar Softball Stadium to host Iowa State, Lipscomb, Northwestern and Penn State in the Houston Hilton Plaza Classic across March 9-11.
COUGAR SOFTBALL STADIUM UPGRADES
Thanks to a record year for the Diamond Club, Houston Softball announced the addition of an LED, Daktronics video board (completed) and indoor practice facility as major upgrades to Cougar Softball Stadium.
According to Daktronics, the new outfield video board will be the fifth largest at an on-campus softball stadium in the country and the largest in the state of Texas. The board, which will sit just beyond the left-field wall, will stand 29-feet-3.1-inches tall and measure 24-feet-4.0-inches wide with 576 square feet of space (24-feet by 24-feet) for live video, instant replays, statistics and scoring information, graphics and animations, and sponsor messages. The display features a 13HD pixel layout for crisp, clear imagery for a great view from every seat at the stadium.
The indoor facility, which will replace the current batting cage down the right-field line, will measure 70-feet by 80-feet. The 5,600-square-foot space will feature five batting cages, measuring 60-feet long by 15-feet wide each, with retractable nets for the space to be used in a variety of ways. The facility will have a synthetic turf floor and will be temperature controlled.
In total, the two capital projects represent $1.2 million in upgrades.
The Houston Athletics Ticket Office is once again proud to offer the Shasta Pass for the 2017-18 season. For just $80, Cougar fans can purchase one Shasta Pass, which allows season-long general admission entrance to all Houston Volleyball, Soccer, Women's Basketball and Softball home games.
The Shasta Pass offers Houston fans a substantial saving as single-game tickets start at $5 for all four sports. To purchase a Shasta Pass, call 713-GO-COOGS or CLICK HERE.
JOIN DIAMOND CLUB
Fans can help support the Houston Softball program by joining the Diamond Club. To find out more information about the Diamond Club, visit UHCougars.com or call Cougar Pride at (713) 743-GoUH. For more information, CLICK HERE.