Pirates on deck
After two weeks off from conference play, the Cougars will host East Carolina this weekend at Cougar Softball Stadium.
The last time the Cougars faced a conference foe, they won two-of-three against UAB in Birmingham, Ala.
UH (22-15, 9-3 Conference USA) is second place in C-USA, just one game behind Tulsa.
The Cougars have a six-game winning streak and have won 14 of their last 16 games.
UH is undefeated since placing junior infielder Holly Anderson into the leadoff spot.
They are 4-0 with Anderson leading off and were previously just 18-15 when she was batting elsewhere in the lineup.
Sophomore catcher Haley Outon leads the team in just about every offensive category. She leads in batting average (.359), hits (37), home runs (11), RBI (37), total bases (78) on-base percentage (.433), and slugging percentage (.757).
Outon has a nine-game hitting streak and has reached base in 14 straight games.
East Carolina (16-23, 4-8) comes into the weekend series struggling.
They have lost six of their last seven games.
ECU struggles on the road as well.
They are 3-11 away from their friendly confines.
The Pirates have a hard time shutting down powerful offenses like the Cougars.
They have a team ERA of 4.22, which ranks 217th in the nation.
Game one of Saturday’s double-header will be televised on Fox Sports Net at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Game two will follow at 4 p.m. with the third game of the series taking place Sunday at noon.