Heebner Garners The American Pitcher of the Week Honors

April 16, 2018

Official Release
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- University of Houston junior Savannah Heebner was named the American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.

Heebner went 2-2 with three complete games and a 1.46 ERA across games at Lamar and the Cougars' weekend series against Wichita State.

At Lamar, the native of Sedalia, Colo., took the hard-luck loss in an eight-inning complete game where she didn't allow an earned run.

Against WSU, Heebner appeared in all three games of the series. She tossed a four-hitter with no walks and four strikeouts in the series opener. After a relief appearance on Saturday, Heebner limited the Shockers to three runs on nine hits while walking and striking out three apiece in the rubber game to clinch the series.

Hitting for herself, Heebner led the team with six hits across a five-game week, going 6-for-18 (.333) with a .611 slugging percentage, one double, two triples, two RBI, four runs scored and one stolen base.

The conference nod is the second of Heebner's career and second for the Cougars on the season after sophomore Trystan Melancon garnered the pitching laurel for the second week of the season.

The Cougars continue play in The American, hosting Tulsa in a three-game set starting Friday at Cougar Softball Stadium.

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 is the fifth largest at an on-campus softball stadium in the country and the largest in the state of Texas. The board, which sits just beyond the left-field wall, stands 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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