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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Softball

Cougars begin conference schedule with UAB


The No. 25-ranked Cougars will open the Conference USA schedule against UAB in a three-game series this weekend at Cougar Softball Stadium.

The Cougars will need to have a short memory after falling 4-1 to Texas on Thursday.

Head coach Kyla Holas said that the team has been emphasizing the progression of defense and pitching throughout the week in practice.

“Pitching and defense are something we’ve worked really hard on,” Holas said. “You’re starting to see it show up in strikeouts and less errors per game.”

Senior Katy Beth Sherman, who is currently leading the team with a .333 batting average, said she is looking at this series as an opportunity to bring the team together and learn from each other.

The non-conference schedule gave UH some much-needed experience that it hopes to use during C-USA play.

“We’ve gone through our ups and downs,” Sherman said. “We learned so much from each other, which will make us a stronger team.”

Last season UAB swept the Cougars in a three-game series at UAB.

Currently the Cougars (16-6) are 8-1 at home.

UH will play a double-header on Saturday with the first game starting at 1 p.m. and the second at 3 p.m. The series concludes at noon on Sunday.


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