Softball Hosts Last Home Game of the Year
May 6, 2013
HOUSTON - The University of Houston softball team closes out the regular season hosting Mississippi State (32-21) at Cougar Softball Stadium on Monday at 6 p.m.
C-USA CHAMPIONSHIPSHouston heads to Tulsa (Okla.) for the 2013 Conference USA Championships May 9-11 at the Collins Family Softball Complex. Houston (2) and Memphis (7) start the action with an 11 a.m. first pitch on Thursday. For more information, visit the Conference USA Championship Central Page.
ON HOUSTONHouston (37-17, 19-5) took two of three games over UAB to finish in second place in Conference USA. By virtue of one of the Blazer's conference games being cancelled, Houston needed a sweep to secure their fourth regular season title and fell a half game short.
The Cougars are batting .293 as a team and reaching base at a .402 clip. Four batters are above .300 and three rank among the top six in C-USA with Holly Anderson (.385), Katie St. Pierre (.361) and Haley Outon (.356) leading the pack.
Bailey Watts is 18-5 on the year with a 2.10 ERA and picked up a win against UAB over the weekend throwing 10 strikeouts, one shy of her career high. Diedre Outon, last week's C-USA Pitcher of the Week, went 1-1 against the Blazers to give her a 10-6 record with a 2.90 ERA.
ON MISSISSIPPI STATEThe Bulldogs are 32-21 on the year and 8-16 within the SEC. MSU is fresh off a road stand at Texas A&M and won the series two games to one against the No. 14 Aggies. With the wins, Mississippi State secured a spot in the SEC Championships.
MSU is batting .272 as a team with three batters above .300 - Sam Lenahan (.336), Jessica Offutt (.315), and Logan Foulks (.313). Foulks leads the team in home runs with 13 Lenahan and Foulks rank No. 1 and 2 in RBI with 39 and 36, respectively.
Alison Owen and Stephanie Becker have started 24 games a piece with Owen owning a 16-11 record and Becker going 10-8. Owen has a 2.01 ERA with Becker possessing a 3.52 mark.