All posts by Austin Staton

Austin is a native of The Woodlands, Texas, and a graduate of Baylor University. Over the past five years he has worked as a secondary baseball contact at Baylor and the primary baseball contact at Louisiana Tech. Currently, Austin works for the communications and press department at BP America in Houston.

Whitting’s weekend reaction from Minute Maid Park

The Houston Cougars tallied two impressive wins against Tennessee and Arkansas to open play at the Houston College Classic but surrendered 10 runs on 15 hits Sunday afternoon to fall to Texas Tech, 10-4. College Baseball Daily caught up with head coach Todd Whitting to gauge his reaction on the weekend.

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CBD Visit: Rice bounces back, drops Texas Tech

HOUSTON – Michael Ratterree took a 2-2 pitch and drove it over the left field wall for a three-run home run in the first and fifth-ranked Rice never looked back as the Owls knocked off Texas Tech, 6-2, Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.

With the win, Rice (10-1) is off to their best start since the 2003 national championship season in which the Owls began the year with a 33-1 record. Continue reading


Houston’s Jared Ray turns down Volunteers

HOUSTON – Jared Ray has battled injuries throughout his career as a prep standout and at the University of Houston. After redshirting the 2010 season, Ray appeared in just five games late last season as he was rehabilitating from his third shoulder surgery.

Despite the setbacks, the right-hander pitched well on Friday. Continue reading


Around the Horn: Houston vs Rice

Austin Pruitt: The 5-foot-11 junior made his Houston-debut in relief last Tuesday and fired 4.1 shutout innings allowing just one hit. Making his first career start for the Cougars against No. 5 Rice, the right-hander cruised through his first 4.0 innings of work while keeping the Owls’ offense off-balanced with a very effective slider. Continue reading


CBD Visit: Texas A&M Corpus Christi edges Houston 3-2

Eric Weiss was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI doubles and Daniel Minor fired 6.0 innings of shutout baseball as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi knocked off Houston, 3-2, Tuesday night at Cougar field.

“We played great defense and got timely hits early in the game,” said Scott Malone. “Our offense got us going and we got to pitch with the lead. This was a big game for us.” Continue reading


Baylor Looking to Return to Omaha

After knocking off California and Rice to open up the Houston Regional last June, it wasn’t the finish that Baylor had envisioned. Needing just one more win to reach the Super Regional; the Bears fell to Cal in back-to-back games and were ousted from the NCAA tournament in heart-breaking fashion.

“When you lose one like we did, it’s tough,” said Baylor head coach Steve Smith. “Nearly every team ends their season on a loss but not all losses are created equal.” Continue reading