Preview: Houston Red & White Showcase

March 1, 2018

HOUSTON -- The University of Houston Softball team will conclude its eight-game homestand hosting the Houston Red & White Showcase across March 2-4 at Cougar Softball Stadium. The Cougars will host Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi across the three-day tournament.

Mississippi Valley State and Southern will also participate in the tournament, but will not play the Cougars.


Friday, March 2

 • 1 p.m. | Mississippi Valley State vs. Texas A&M-CC | GameTracker logo
 • 3:30 p.m. | Mississippi Valley State vs. SFA | GameTracker logo
 • 6 p.m. | SFA at Houston | GameTracker logo | Video icon
Saturday, March 3

 • 10 a.m. | Texas A&M-CC vs. Mississippi Valley State | GameTracker logo
 • 12:30 p.m. | SFA vs. Mississippi Valley State | GameTracker logo
 • 3 p.m. | Texas A&M-CC at Houston |GameTracker logo | Video icon
 • 5:30 p.m. | SFA at Houston | GameTracker logo | Video icon

Sunday, March 4

 • 10 a.m. | SFA vs. Southern | GameTracker logo
 • 12:30 p.m. | Texas A&M-CC vs. Southern | GameTracker logo
 • 3 p.m. | Texas A&M-CC at Houston | GameTracker logo | Video icon

The Last Meeting
Stephen F. Austin5
February 15, 2015
Cougar Softball Stadium
Houston Softball drops 5-1 to SFA
Errors plagued Houston Softball’s defense as the Cougars fell to in-state rival Stephen F. Austin, 5-1, during the final game of the Hilton Houston Plaza Invitational. SFA 5, UH 1 | 2015 Season Stats | Buy Season Tickets | Single-Game Tickets | 2015 Schedule

The Last Meeting
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi8
March 25, 2015
Cougar Softball Stadium
Seven Home Runs Highlight Game Two vs. A&M-Corpus
A total of seven home runs in game two of the doubleheader including three by Houston Softball eventually led to a walk-off win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Wednesday night. TAMUCC 4, UH 2 | UH 9, TAMUCC 8 | 2015 Season Stats |

• For the tournament, each day has its own ticket, and that ticket will get you into all of the games on that particular day. For example, a ticket purchased on Friday is good for every game on that day. In addition, Friday is "H" Association Day and all members will get in free with the presentation of the membership pass at the gate. Saturday is $3 tickets, and Sunday will feature a Cowboy hat giveaway.

• Houston is coming off a 4-0 showing in the Houston Hilton Plaza Invitational with wins over Yale, Syracuse, UNLV and UTSA. Houston opened its home schedule with an 8-0, run-rule win over Yale in six innings on Friday night. On Saturday, the Cougars defeated Syracuse, 2-1, in eight innings, before home runs from Kaylin Crumpton and Mariah Garcia propelled the team to a 2-0 win over UNLV in the nightcap. On Sunday, Houston closed its tournament with a 7-0 win over UTSA.

• For the weekend, sophomore second baseman Arielle James led the Cougars with a .500 average, going 6-for-12 with three doubles, one RBI and three runs scored. For her efforts, she was named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll.

• As an offense, the Houston outscored its opponents 19-1. On the season, the Cougars are outscoring the opposition 52-25.

• For the tournament, the Cougars pitching staff did not allow an earned run across 28.0 innings pitched, as three games were won via shutout. The lone run scored came via international tiebreaker, which counts as an unearned run. Junior Savannah Heebner tossed two complete-game shutouts in wins over Yale and UNLV, while fellow pitchers Trystan Melancon (Syracuse) and Presley Bell (UTSA) picked up wins in complete-game efforts, respectively.

• Individually, sophomore third baseman Sarah Queen continues to lead The American in batting average (.444), while James (third, .405), junior right fielder Maya Thomas (fifth, .381) and Crumpton (seventh, .367) all rank in the top seven. Crumpton also leads the league in hit by pitch (9), a mark that stands ninth in the NCAA, while she and James rank second and third in on-base percentage at .537 and .500, respectively. Garcia is tied for the conference lead in home runs (3) and RBI (10).

• In the circle, Savannah Heebner (1.06), Trystan Melancon (1.45) and Presley Bell (1.67) rank fourth, fifth and sixth in The American in ERA, respectively. Heebner is also tied for third in the conference with four wins.

• As a team, Houston leads The American in batting average (.310), on-base percentage (.374) and hit by pitch (12), and is second in hits (104) and third in slugging percentage (.400), triples (2) and home runs (4). As a staff, the Cougars rank second in ERA (1.35), while allowing the fewest runs scored (25) and walks (15) amongst conference members.

• Houston is 21-12 all-time against the tournament field. The Cougars are 6-3 all-time against SFA and 15-9 all-time against TAMU-CC. Houston is playing both teams for the first time since 2015. The Cougars were scheduled to visit SFA last season, but the game was cancelled due to inclement weather.

After the Houston Red & White Showcase, the Cougars will play their first midweek game of the season with a Wednesday tilt against Texas Southern. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. at Memorial Park.

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.

Follow Houston Softball on Twitter and Instagram at UHCougarSB, and "Like" UHCougarSB on Facebook.

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.



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