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.
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
After dropping their game Friday to Houston, College Baseball Daily caught up with Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano after the Vols knocked off Texas, 5-4, at the Houston College Classic. Continue reading
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
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
“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
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles were swept this past weekend by the Baylor Bears but ended up losing two games by a single run and losing the other game 8-1. We were able to catch up with 14th year head coach Rob Walton who discussed the series. Continue reading
Here are my Three Up and Three Down Recap from the Oral Roberts and Baylor Series that the Bears swept over the weekend. Continue reading
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
As one of the top-ranked baseball prospects in the state of Texas, Klein Collins senior infielder C.J. Hinojosa was set to enroll at the University of Texas in January. However, despite signing a financial aid agreement with the Longhorns in October, Hinojosa will remain in high school for one more semester before heading to Texas next fall. Continue reading