Conference USA baseball notebook

UH coach Rayner Noble
UH coach Rayner Noble

A pair of Conference USA coaches reached significant milestones during the opening weekend of the 2009 season. Houston head coach Rayner Noble posted his 500th win as the Cougars skipper, moving his all-time record to 500-359 (.582) as he begins his 15th season at UH. Tulane’s Rick Jones became the school’s all-time winningest coach on Sunday with his 642nd career victory. Jones, who will coach Team USA this summer, broke former baseball coach Joe Brockhoff’s record, which stood at 641 wins since Brockhoff’s retirement following the 1993 season.

C-USA Pitcher of the Week:

HEITH HATFIELD, MEMPHIS

C-USA Hitter of the Week:

STEPHEN BATTS, EAST CAROLINA

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