COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M softball team's exhibition against Houston has been moved up to Tuesday, Nov. 5 and will be played at 6:30 p.m. at Cougar Softball Stadium.
The contest was originally scheduled as a twin bill for Wednesday evening. The game is free and open to the public.
The Aggies and Cougars last met during the regular season at the 2012 Texas A&M Invitational when Houston snapped Texas A&M’s 34-game home win streak. In the fall of 2012, Houston took a 3-0 exhibition victory over the Aggies at the Spring Klein Classic.
The Cougars ended the 2013 season at the NCAA Regional level, earning a 41-20 overall record for the program’s fifth 40- win season. Texas A&M and Houston will also play in the spring, with a Wednesday, Feb. 26, game scheduled at Houston.
The Aggies welcome five freshmen, as well as sophomore transfer Katie Marks, to the team this year. Marks (Katy) returns to her home state after her freshman season at South Carolina. New to college softball are Abby Donnell (Wichita Falls), Reagan Boenker (Bryan), April Ryan (Keller), Suzanne White (Richmond) and Celena Massey (Bulverde). No stranger to the team, but taking to the field for the first time since transferring from Texas and completing her redshirt requirement will be junior Rachel Fox
Returning to action for the Aggies are an award-winning, eight-player senior class, four juniors and five sophomores. All-American and All-SEC selection Cali Lanphear looks to continue her record-breaking career as a sophomore as Nicole Morgan hunts for another NFCA All-Region first team award.
Texas A&M ended the 2013 season at the NCAA Super Regional level, marking its 24th trip to the NCAA Tournament and its 12th under Evans. The team also earned its eighth 40-win season with Evans at the helm, and started the season at a program-best 19-0.
Up next, the Aggies will host Galveston Junior College and McLennan College in a mini tournament on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Aggie Softball Complex. All three games will be free and open to the public.
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