UH expects even matchup with ECU
The season will take an air of desperation as the Cougars last six games are against Conference USA opponents.
The Cougars are tied for second in conference standings with the Pirates (34-16, C-USA 14-7) right behind them.
“You have to win these last six ball games so there is no ifs, ands or buts,” head coach Kyla Holas said.
The game will mark the first time UH plays at ECU’s newstadium, which will host the C-USA championships in May.
“This is a brand new field for us so it’s nice to be able to play there in regular season so we get a chance to know what that’s going to play like in the end,” Holas said. “Hopefully that can give us an advantage if we adapt to the new surroundings.”
The UH bats will have to answer to ECU senior pitcher Toni Paisley and her 1.05 ERA. Paisley leads C-USA with 26 wins and 311 strikeouts.
The Cougars first shot against the Pirates is Saturday’s doubleheader starting at noon.
They finish up the series Sunday morning, before returning home to get ready for a three-game series against UCF.