C-USA Softball Notebook

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Andi Williamson, Marshall
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Feb. 12, 2013

IRVING, Texas - Week two of the Conference USA softball season kicks off Tuesday when Southern Miss heads to Waco, Texas, to take on Baylor in doubleheader action. Three C-USA schools -- East Carolina, Houston and UCF -- will host tournaments, as all nine league schools take part in tournament play this week.

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The field at the Hilton Houston Plaza Invite will feature the host Cougars, DePaul, Illinois and No. 6 Texas. Houston went 4-2 during the opening weekend, winning four of its last five games. The Cougars pounded out a league-leading 41 hits, 30 runs and 26 runs batted in last week.

After posting a 3-2 mark to open the season, East Carolina welcomes St. John's, St. Joseph's and Georgetown to Greenville, N.C., for the Pirate Clash. Second baseman Kristi Oshiro hit .500 with six runs and two triples to pace the Pirates' offense which leads C-USA in batting, slugging and on-base percentage.

UCF will play North Florida Wednesday before hosting the UCF Holiday Inn Select tournament. South Carolina, UT-Arlington, Florida A&M and Buffalo fill out the participants.

 

This Week's Schedule:

  • 2/12      Southern Miss at Baylor (DH)
  • 2/13      North Florida at UCF
  • 2/13      UTEP at New Mexico State       
  • 2/15      Tulsa at Florida State     (Florida State Unconquered Inv. (Tallahassee, Fla.)
  • 2/15      Memphis vs. North Dakota State  (LSU Purple & Gold Challenge (Baton Rouge, La.)         
  • 2/15      Marshall vs. Indiana       (Georgia Tech Classic (Atlanta, Ga.)
  • 2/15      UT Arlington at UCF       (UCF Holiday Inn Select (Orlando, Fla.)
  • 2/15      Marshall at Georgia Tech           (Georgia Tech Classic (Atlanta, Ga.)
  • 2/15      Memphis vs. Virginia     (LSU Purple & Gold Challenge (Baton Rouge, La.)
  • 2/15      St. John's at East Carolina         (Pirate Clash, Greenville, S.C.)
  • 2/15      DePaul at Houston        (Hilton Houston Plaza Invite (Houston, Texas)
  • 2/15      UTEP vs. South Dakota St.       (Jimmy John's Lion Classic II (Hammond, La.)
  • 2/15      Tulsa vs. Hofstra           (Florida State Unconquered Inv. (Tallahassee, Fla.)
  • 2/15      Illinois at Houston          (Hilton Houston Plaza Invite (Houston, Texas)
  • 2/15      UTEP vs. Southeastern Louisiana           (Jimmy John's Lion Classic II (Hammond, La.)   
  • 2/15      Jacksonville State at Southern Miss       (Southern Miss Tournament (Hattiesburg, Miss.)
  • 2/16      Tulsa vs. Arkansas        (Florida State Unconquered Inv. (Tallahassee, Fla.)
  • 2/16      Marshall vs. Indiana       (Georgia Tech Classic (Atlanta, Ga.)
  • 2/16      UTEP vs. Louisiana State-Alexandria      (Jimmy John's Lion Classic II (Hammond, La.)
  • 2/16      UAB vs. Eastern Kentucky         (Kennesaw State Classic (Kennesaw, Ga.)
  • 2/16      Florida A&M at UCF      (UCF Holiday Inn Select (Orlando, Fla.)
  • 2/16      Memphis vs. Nicholls State        (LSU Purple & Gold Challenge (Baton Rouge, La.)
  • 2/16      UTEP vs. Texas Southern          (Jimmy John's Lion Classic II (Hammond, La.)
  • 2/16      Georgetown at East Carolina      (Pirate Clash, Greenville, S.C.)
  • 2/16      Sam Houston State at Southern Miss     (Southern Miss Tournament (Hattiesburg, Miss.)
  • 2/16      DePaul at Houston        (Hilton Houston Plaza Invite (Houston, Texas)
  • 2/16      St. John's at East Carolina         (Pirate Clash, Greenville, S.C.)
  • 2/16      UAB vs. SIUE   (Kennesaw State Classic (Kennesaw, Ga.)
  • 2/16      Marshall vs. Miami         (Georgia Tech Classic (Atlanta, Ga.)
  • 2/16      Jacksonville State at Southern Miss       (Southern Miss Tournament (Hattiesburg, Miss.)
  • 2/16      South Carolina at UCF   (UCF Holiday Inn Select (Orlando, Fla.)
  • 2/16      Texas at Houston          (Hilton Houston Plaza Invite (Houston, Texas)
  • 2/16      Memphis at LSU            (LSU Purple & Gold Challenge (Baton Rouge, La.)
  • 2/16      Tulsa vs. TBD   (Florida State Unconquered Inv. (Tallahassee, Fla.)

 

  • 2/17      Buffalo at UCF (UCF Holiday Inn Select (Orlando, Fla.)
  • 2/17      Marshall vs. Miami         (Georgia Tech Classic (Atlanta, Ga.)
  • 2/17      Memphis vs. North Dakota State            (LSU Purple & Gold Challenge (Baton Rouge, La.)
  • 2/17      Saint Joseph's at East Carolina (Pirate Clash, Greenville, S.C.)
  • 2/17      UTEP South Dakota      (Jimmy John's Lion Classic II (Hammond, La.)
  • 2/17      UAB vs. IUPUI   (Kennesaw State Classic (Kennesaw, Ga.)
  • 2/17      Illinois at Houston          (Hilton Houston Plaza Invite (Houston, Texas)
  • 2/17      Florida A&M at UCF      (UCF Holiday Inn Select (Orlando, Fla.)
  • 2/17      Georgetown at East Carolina      (Pirate Clash, Greenville, S.C.)
  • 2/17      Sam Houston State at Southern Miss     (Southern Miss Tournament (Hattiesburg, Miss.)
  • 2/17      UAB vs. Tennessee-Martin         (Kennesaw State Classic (Kennesaw, Ga.)
  • 2/17      Tulsa vs. TBD Florida State       (Unconquered Inv. (Tallahassee, Fla.)

RANKED WINS: UAB knocked off No. 16/16 Washington in its season opener at the Paradise Softball Classic in Honolulu. The win was UAB's first over a Pac 12 school and was the highest-ranked team it has ever defeated. Tulsa also picked up a win against a ranked foe, dropping No. 22/21 North Carolina at the LSU Tiger Classic.

CAN'T TOUCH THIS: Marshall's Andi Williamson twirled her first no-hitter as the Herd knocked off FAU, 3-1, at the USF-DeMarini Tournament. The senior right-hander also struck out 10 against No. 15/13 Michigan.

TUNE IN: Conference USA softball is on the air! Here's this year's Fox Sports Net regular season television schedule: 3/10 - UAB at UCF; 3/17 - East Carolina at UAB; 3/30 - UCF at Tulsa; 4/7 - Marshall at Houston. Check your local listings for channel numbers. The C-USA Softball Championship final will air live on CBS Sports Network from Tulsa, Okla., May 11.

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