The Huskies (19-21, 12-6 SLC) currently sit fourth in the conference standings. They travel to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (20-21, 5-13 SLC) for a lone nonconference matchup tomorrow at 6 p.m. CT before heading to Northwestern State (21-18, 9-9 SLC) for a three-game Southland series beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. Pitcher of the Week: Matthew McCollough, Houston Baptist – Sr. – LHP – Katy, TexasMcCollough hurled his first career shutout and sixth career complete game in the Huskies’ series-clinching 1-0 victory over UIW in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. He held the Cardinals scoreless on four hits with six strikeouts and no walks, allowing just two runners to reach second and one to reach third. The Midlothian, Texas, product remained perfect in conference play with a 6-0 record, 1.63 ERA, 54 strikeouts (averaging 9.0 per start) and four walks. He picked up his 20th career win, moving into fifth all-time at HBU and also moved up to fifth in the program record book in career strikeouts with 218. 2018 Southland Baseball Week 11 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist seniors Matt Heck and Matthew McCollough are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: Aidan Anderson, McNeese; Tyler Gray, Central Arkansas. Honorable Mention: Andrew Fregia, Sam Houston State; Jake Cochran, McNeese; Owen Magee, New Orleans; Cole Coker, Lamar. This marks the second weekly hitter award for the HBU. Spencer Halloran earned the honor on April 2. Hitter of the Week: Matt Heck, Houston Baptist – Sr. – OF/P – Midlothian, TexasHeck extended his hitting streak to eight games as the Huskies went 3-1, including a series sweep of UIW. He hit .500 with a .722 slugging percentage, .526 on-base percentage, two doubles, a triple, four RBIs, scored twice and was 4-for-5 on stolen base attempts. In Tuesday’s loss at McNeese, he went 2-for-5 with a double. In Friday’s doubleheader, he was 6-for-8 on the day, going 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases in game one. He then went 4-for-4 with a double, driving in the game’s only run in game two, along with a stolen base. In Saturday’s finale, he went 1-for-5 and his sacrifice bunt set up the game-winning run in the 13th inning. He also picked up the win on the mound, shutting out the Cardinals on three hits with three strikeouts over the final four innings. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
Kingdom Sports Group appointed Official Travel AgentKingdom Sports Group appointed Official Travel AgentKingdom Sports Group® of Sydney, Australia, have been appointed an Official Travel Agent (OTA) for Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan (“RWC 2019”) and will offer a range of travel packages containing tickets for the tournament which will be hosted in Japan from 20 September, 2019 until 2 November, 2019.The appointment includes the territory of Australia, providing an opportunity for Australian residents and corporate clients the ability to secure their travel and ticket packages for RWC 2019 tournament with optional flights and bespoke tours.By purchasing through Kingdom Sports Group®, clients are able to obtain packages including the followingGuaranteed official category B, C or D match tickets.3, 4 or 5 Star Accommodation packages from as little as two nights to our incredible 45-night all-inclusive program.Opening match tickets, pool matches, semi-final and the final.Follow your team throughout the tournament.Bespoke, escorted and inclusive tours and packages.Official Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan merchandise.Throughout the tournament, Kingdom Sports Group® dedicated and experienced consultants will be on hand to ensure our guests are expertly catered and cared for, ensuring their rugby experience is both memorable and extraordinary.Daniel Beniston, Managing Director of Kingdom Sports Group welcomed Kingdom Sports Group’s® latest appointment:“Rugby World Cup is one of the world’s most popular sporting events, and we have already encountered an unusually high demand from our clients to experience the extraordinary beauty of Japan and attend what is undoubtedly to be one of the most memorable Rugby World Cup experiences in history. Our enthusiastic team are busy putting together the final touches of our unique programs for what will be a spectacular and outstanding tournament”.Pre-registration is open now at https://www.kingdomsg.com/index.php/ticketing-programs/rugby-world-cup-2019 with early bird release of packages commencing 1 January, 2018.About Kingdom Sports Group®Kingdom Sports Group® is one of the world’s leading providers of ticketing, sports tours and hospitality for major sporting events, including Rugby World Cup 2019, Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games. KSG provides various expert services: Official Ticketing Agent / Official Ticket Reseller, Sports Tour Provider, and Licensee Programs. Kingdom Sports Group® is a registered travel agent in Australia, and its personnel have been involved in the global sporting events industry since 1997, working to provide the best sports and sporting hospitality experience.Source = Kingdom Sports Group