Houston (31-21, 11-10 C-USA) enters the weekend following a 14-4 blowout over UTSA in San Antonio on Tuesday. Every Cougar starter had at least one base hit in the Cougars' 17-hit attack, nine of which went for extra bases.
All the action from this weekend's three-game set can be heard live at www.UHCougars.com with Jeremy Branham calling the play-by-play, while former UH letterwinner Pat Cauley provides the analysis.
Fans also can follow live stats via the Internet by clicking the "GameTracker" link on the UH Athletics home page.
The Cougars are 5-2 all-time against Marshall and own a 3-0 record at Cougar Field.
Junior right-hander Steve Blevins is slated to make the start for the Thundering Herd. Blevins is 8-2 with a 4.44 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 75.0 innings.
Fellow junior Nate Lape leads Marshall at the plate with a team-best .379 batting average, 14 home runs and 52 RBIs. On Friday, sophomore southpaw Wes Musick (7-4) is expected to take the mound for the Cougars. This season, Musick has a 4.32 ERA and fanned a team-high 67 batters in 75 innings pitched.
The Lufkin native picked up Houston's lone win against Marshall last season, surrendering only one run in seven innings and striking out five in his only career appearance against the Thundering Herd.