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Robert Burns once penned the infamous phrase, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” For the Rice University baseball team, however, that was not the case as the Owls defeated cross-town rival University of Houston, 4-3, in a 10-inning thriller in the 2011 Conference USA Baseball Championship title game sponsored by Trustmark Saturday night at Trustmark Park. Continue reading
Here is your Conference USA Recap for May 27th, courtesy of Conference USA:
#5 Memphis 5 – #8 UAB 4
Tigers hurler Ryan Holland struck out a career-high 11 batters and right fielder Robby Graham broke a 4-4 deadlock with an RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth as fifth-seeded Memphis defeated No. 8 seed UAB, 5-4, to open day three of the 2011 Conference USA Baseball Championship sponsored by Trustmark Friday morning at Trustmark Park. Continue reading
By: John Lockwood
#17 Rice and #20 Southern Miss have finished the 2011 regular season as CUSA co-champions—the first time in Conference USA’s 16 year history that two teams will share the regular season title. With their series victory of the Golden Eagles this past weekend, the Rice Owls lengthened their streak of consecutive titles to 16 years, and earned the No.1 seed in this week’s CUSA Championship Tournament to be played in Pearl, MS. While the odds of Rice and Southern Miss (the No. 2 seed) receiving at-large bids to the NCAA tournament are high, for the other six teams in the field, a tournament championship is the only guarantee they’ll have for extending their season. Continue reading
Pending approval of the Presidents of Conference USA, their annual baseball tournament will move to the neutral site of Trustmark Park in Pearl, Mississippi. The tournament had previously been hosted by teams in conference, and will be held in Houston this season. Conference USA athletic directors voted on the move during the spring meetings this week, and the move is pending approval in June. Most of the other "big" conferences hold their end of season tournaments at neutral sites.