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  • HOUSTON SOFTBALL

    @UHCougarSB #hoUSton

    DATE OPPONENT TIME (CT) HOUSTON INVITATIONAL Feb. 8 vs. No. 15/13 Kentucky W, 4-3 Feb. 8 vs. No. 22/21 Oklahoma State L, 1-5 Feb. 9 vs. No. 15/13 Kentucky L, 1-13 (5) Feb. 9 vs. Illinois L, 2-4 Feb. 10 vs. Sam Houston State W, 2-1 HOUSTON CLASSIC Feb. 15 vs. Maryland L, 2-4 Feb. 15 vs. Nevada W, 4-0 Feb. 16 vs. Maryland W, 12-4 (5) Feb. 16 vs. Nicholls L, 0-2 (8) Feb. 17 vs. Louisiana-Monroe W, 4-0 Feb. 20 ^at McNeese W, 7-2 HOUSTON CHALLENGE Feb. 22 vs. Incarnate Word 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22 vs. Northern Illinois 6 p.m. Feb. 23 vs. Northern Illinois 3:30 p.m. Feb. 23 vs. Kennesaw State 6 p.m. Feb. 24 vs. Kennesaw State Noon Feb. 27 ^vs. Texas A&M 6 p.m. RED & WHITE SHOWCASE March 1 vs. DePaul 3:30 p.m. March 1 vs. Texas Southern 6 p.m. March 2 vs. DePaul 2 p.m. March 2 vs. Texas State 4:30 p.m. March 3 vs. Texas State Noon HIGHLANDER CLASSIC March 8 at UC Riverside 4 p.m. March 9 vs. San Diego 1:30 p.m. March 9 at UC Riverside 4 p.m. March 10 vs. Nebraska-Omaha 11 a.m. March 12 ^at Cal State Fullerton 8 p.m. March 19 ^at Baylor (DH) 5 p.m. March 19 ^at Baylor (DH) 7 p.m. AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE March 22 at Wichita State 6 p.m. March 23 at Wichita State 3 p.m. March 24 at Wichita State Noon March 27 ^vs. McNeese 6 p.m. March 29 vs. USF (American Digital Network) 6 p.m. March 30 vs. USF 2 p.m. March 31 vs. USF Noon April 3 ^vs. Lamar 6 p.m April 5 at Tulsa 5 p.m. April 6 at Tulsa (American Digital Network) 2 p.m. April 7 at Tulsa Noon April 10 ^at Texas 6 p.m. April 12 vs. UConn 6 p.m. April 13 vs. UConn 2 p.m. April 14 vs. UConn Noon April 18 at Memphis 5 p.m. April 19 at Memphis 5 p.m. April 20 at Memphis Noon April 23 ^at Texas State 5:30 p.m. April 26 at UCF 5 p.m. April 27 at UCF 1 p.m. April 28 at UCF 11 a.m. April 30 ^vs. SHSU 6 p.m. May 3 vs. ECU 6 p.m. May 4 vs. ECU 2 p.m. May 5 vs. ECU Noon AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP May 9 vs. AAC Championship TBA May 10 vs. AAC Championship TBA May 11 vs. AAC Championship TBA NCAA TOURNAMENT May 17-19 NCAA Regionals TBA May 23-26 NCAA Super Regionals TBA May 30-June 5 vs. WCWS TBA All dates and times are subject to change. BOLD Italics = Home game ^= Midweek contest

    Athletics Communications // 3204 Cullen Blvd. Suite 2008 // Houston, TX 77204 // www.uhcougars.com Softball Contact: Ryan Levine // rlevine2@central.uh.edu // Office: (713) 743-1634 // Cell: (818) 730-6032

    2019 SCHEDULE GAMES 12-17 // HOUSTON CHALLENGE

    STARTING PITCHERS W-L ERA BB K NOTES RHP 17 Presley Bell 3-0 0.64 7 20 Began year with no ER through first 15.1 IP, career-high 8 Ks against ULM RHP 5 Savannah Heebner 1-3 1.93 5 21 The American Co-Pitcher of the Year, NFCA All-American (2nd Team) RHP 28 Trystan Melancon 1-1 3.17 9 16 Tossed 1 shutout, career-high 10 strikeouts vs. SFA last season RHP 2 Rachel Hertenberger 1-1 11.81 3 4 Earned her first career win in a relief appearance against Maryland

    IN THE CIRCLE

    POS. # LINEUP AVG H RBIs R NOTES CF 00 Lindsey Stewart .357 10 4 4 Has hit safely in 7 of her past 9 games, with three 2-hit outings LF 24 Maya Thomas .222 6 3 3 A three-time All-Conference player, earning first team honors in 2017 DP 9 Charese Wyatt .556 5 7 2 Leads the team in RBIs (8), BA (.462) and SLG % (.846) 3B 8 Sarah Queen .300 9 3 4 The American First Team, led team w/ 10 HRs & .580 SLG in 2018 2B 27 Arielle James .267 8 3 5 Went 3-for-4 with pair of RBIs and runs scored against McNeese RF 7 Abby Odneal .375 6 2 3 Posted career-high three hits in win over McNeese SS 4 Aspen Howie .250 5 3 2 The American Rookie Team, looking to capitalize on 2018 success C 20 Brooke Vannoy .125 3 0 3 Glue in the infield, called her own pitches at the start of last season 1B 5 Savannah Heebner .294 5 2 1 2018 NFCA All-American, The American Co-Pitcher of the Year in 2018

    PROBABLE STARTERS (BASED ON LAST GAME)

    COMPARING TEAMS HOUSTON CATEGORY OPPONENT .251 AVG .220 39 R 38 69 H 63 13 2B 9 3 3B 2 4 HR 8 36 RBIs 34 .364 SLG % .364 21 BB 24 51 K 61 .319 OB% .288 2.55 ERA 2.81 38/27 R/ER 39/28 24 BB 21 61 SO 51 .220 OPP. AVG .251 .954 FLD % .949 15 E 15

    Where Are The Coaches? Kristin Vesely (3B Coach) Megan Gibson-Lofin (Circle Visit) Jessica Shults (Dugout) Sarah O’Brien (1B Coach)

    Howie

    Queen Heebner

    James

    Vannoy

    Stewart

    Thomas Odneal

    DP Wyatt

    LOOKING AT THE FIELD

    MATCHGAME

    12 INCARNATE WORD CARDINALS (0-5, 0-0 SOUTHLAND) Friday, Feb. 22 // 3:30 p Series: 1-1 Cougar Softball Stadium // Houston Current Streak: W, 1 TV/Online: UHCougars.com/watch Last Meeting: W, 12-3 (6); 2/19/17 Live Stats: UHCougars.com/sidearmstats Vesely vs. Incarnate Word, 1-0

    MATCHGAME

    13/14 NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES (6-4, 0-0 MAC) Fri., Feb. 22/Sat., Feb. 23 // 6 p/3:30p Series: 2-1 Cougar Softball Stadium // Houston Current Streak: L, 1 TV/Online: UHCougars.com/watch Last Meeting: L, 2-5; 2/21/09 Live Stats: UHCougars.com/sidearmstats Vesely vs. Northern Illinois, 0-0

    MATCHGAME

    15/16 KENNESAW STATE OWLS (2-7, 0-0 ASUN) Sat., Feb. 23/Sun., Feb. 24 // 6/Noon Series: 0-0 Cougar Softball Stadium // Houston Current Streak: First Meeting TV/Online: UHCougars.com/watch Last Meeting: First Meeting Live Stats: UHCougars.com/sidearmstats Vesely vs. Kennesaw State, 0-0

    HUH, I DIDN’T KNOW THAT Houston will look to continue its recent success on the third weekend of the season, as the Cougars have combined to go 5-3 the past two years on the third weekend. In 2018, the third weekend of Houston’s season saw the Cougars post a perfect 4-0 mark at the Houston Hilton Plaza Classic.

  • 2019 GAME NOTES

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    GENERAL INFORMATION Location Houston, Texas Enrollment 45,000 Founded 1927 Nickname Cougars Colors Scarlet & White President/Chancellor Dr. Renu Khator Vice President for Athletics Chris Pezman NCAA Faculty Representative Dr. Richard Scamell SWA DeJuena Chizer Conference The American Athletic Conference Began Competition in The American 2013

    SOFTBALL STAFF Head Coach Kristin Vesely, Third Season Alma Mater, Year Oklahoma, 2006 Record at Houston 73-52, Third Season Career Record Same Assistant Coach Megan Gibson-Loftin, Third Season Alma Mater, Year Texas A&M, 2008 Assistant Coach Jessica Shults, Third Season Alma Mater, Year Oklahoma, 2013 Volunteer Assistant Sarah O’Brien, First Season Alma Mater, Year UIW, 2012 Director of Operations Zachary Laffey, First Season Alma Mater, Year Florida, 2016

    TEAM INFORMATION 2018 Record 37-22 2018 The American Record (Finish) 13-8 (T2nd) 2018 Postseason NCAA Regionals Letterwinners Returning/Lost 16/3 Position Starters Returning/Lost 7/2 Pitchers Returning/Lost 3/0 Newcomers 4 First Season of Houston Softball 2001 Postseason Appearances 8 All-Time Record 636-428-1

    HOME VENUE INFORMATION Name Cougar Softball Stadium Year Opened 2001 Capacity 1,200 Dimensions 200-200-200

    ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Assistant Director (Softball Contact) Ryan Levine Email rlevine2@central.uh.edu Office Phone (713) 743-1634 Cell Phone (818) 730-6032 Shipping Address 3204 Cullen Blvd, Suite 2008

    Athletics/Alumni Center Houston, Texas 77204

    ON THE WEB Official Site UHCougars.com Twitter / Instagram / Facebook @UHCougarSB YouTube UHAthletics Hashtags #hoUSton, #GoCoogs

    PROGRAM QUICK FACTS 2019 HOUSTON COUGARS SOFTBALL ROSTER

    NUMERICAL NO. NAME HT. B/T POS. YR./EXP. HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL 00 Lindsey Stewart 5-5 L/L OF JR/1L Pearland, Texas/UTSA 1 Kati Ray Brown 5-8 R/R C FR/HS Sugar Land, Texas/Fort Bend Christian HS 2 Rachel Hertenberger 5-8 R/R RHP FR/HS Alvin, Texas/Alvin HS 3 Sarah Barker 5-1 L/R OF RS SR/2L Beach City, Texas/North Texas 4 Aspen Howie 5-9 R/R INF SO/1L Austin, Texas/Lake Travis HS 5 Savannah Heebner 6-0 R/R RHP/1B SR/3L Sedalia, Colo./Castle View HS 6 Tierrah Williams 5-5 R/R UTL SO/1L Humble, Texas/Atascocita HS 7 Abby Odneal 5-8 L/R OF FR/HS Missouri City, Texas/Ridge Point HS 8 Sarah Queen 5-7 R/R INF JR/2L Houston, Texas/Jersey Village HS 9 Charese Wyatt 5-6 R/R INF SO/1L Austin, Texas/Westwood HS 11 Caela Kincade 5-6 R/R INF SO/1L Missouri City, Texas/Dulles HS 12 Kelli Montgomery 5-6 R/L INF JR/2L Houston, Texas/The Kinkaid School 13 Rachel Hill 5-10 R/R INF SR/3L Lufkin, Texas/Lufkin HS 17 Presley Bell 5-10 R/R RHP SR/3L Liberty, Texas/Dayton HS 20 Brooke Vannoy 5-6 R/R C/INF SR/3L Sugar Land, Texas/George Ranch HS 22 Brianna Burton 5-8 R/R C JR/2L Cypress, Texas/Cy-Woods HS 24 Maya Thomas 5-8 L/R OF SR/3L Sugar Land, Texas/Stephen F. Austin HS 27 Arielle James 5-7 R/R INF JR/2L Moore, Okla./Southmoore HS 28 Trystan Melancon 5-7 R/R RHP JR/2L Tomball, Texas/Tomball Memorial HS 32 Bethany Busch 5-3 L/R OF FR/HS Baytown, Texas/Ross S. Sterling HS

    ALPHABETICAL NO. NAME HT. B/T POS. YR./EXP. HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL 3 Sarah Barker 5-1 L/R OF RS SR/2L Beach City, Texas/North Texas 17 Presley Bell 5-10 R/R RHP SR/3L Liberty, Texas/Dayton HS 1 Kati Ray Brown 5-8 R/R C FR/HS Sugar Land, Texas/Fort Bend Christian HS 22 Brianna Burton 5-8 R/R C JR/2L Cypress, Texas/Cy-Woods HS 32 Bethany Busch 5-3 L/R OF FR/HS Baytown, Texas/Ross S. Sterling HS 5 Savannah Heebner 6-0 R/R RHP/1B SR/3L Sedalia, Colo./Castle View HS 2 Rachel Hertenberger 5-8 R/R RHP FR/HS Alvin, Texas/Alvin HS 13 Rachel Hill 5-10 R/R INF SR/3L Lufkin, Texas/Lufkin HS 4 Aspen Howie 5-9 R/R INF SO/1L Austin, Texas/Lake Travis HS 27 Arielle James 5-7 R/R INF JR/2L Moore, Okla./Southmoore HS 11 Caela Kincade 5-6 R/R INF SO/1L Missouri City, Texas/Dulles HS 28 Trystan Melancon 5-7 R/R RHP JR/2L Tomball, Texas/Tomball Memorial HS 12 Kelli Montgomery 5-6 R/L INF JR/2L Houston, Texas/The Kinkaid School 7 Abby Odneal 5-8 L/R OF FR/HS Missouri City, Texas/Ridge Point HS 8 Sarah Queen 5-7 R/R INF JR/2L Houston, Te