The Houston Cougars and Texas Longhorns faced on today in a fall scrimmage at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Here is some prelimnary notes from the game. Continue reading
HOUSTON - The University of Houston baseball team competed against the Rice Owls Tuesday night in a 14-inning scrimmage at Cougar Field.
The extended scrimmage was a chance for head coach Todd Whitting to evaluate his squad, which has been holding fall practices since Sept. 6. Continue reading
The 2012 season kicks off Feb. 17-19 with a weekend series against Delaware at Cougar Field. The season opener marks the first time the two teams will meet on the baseball field. Continue reading
“I am really excited to have Ryan at the University of Houston,” Whitting said. “He and I spent a lot of time together at TCU on teams that had a great deal of success. He was a big part of the success that we had in Fort Worth that culminated with our trip to the College World Series.” Continue reading
The Texas Longhorns coming off an appearance in the 2011 College World Series has released their 2011 fall schedule. They will host the Houston Cougars on visit Austin on October 16th. The Vanderbilt Commodores will then make their second straight fall appearance in Austin on October 22nd and 23rd. The Longhorns will wrap up their fall slate on October 30th when Texas State visits UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Continue reading
In a year when offensive numbers across the country plummeted—and the name “BBCOR” became commonly uttered next to any manner of expletive—Memphis’ Chad Zurcher didn’t seem to get the memo. The junior from Knoxville finished the season with an NCAA-best .443 batting average, and his .455 average to finish the regular season was eight points higher than the CUSA single-season record set by UCF’s Chris Duffy in 2010. Zurcher was a large reason that Memphis finished the season with the best team batting average in the conference, as he led the league in multi-hit games (28). As well, Zurcher displayed an uncanny knack for getting on base as his 33 walks to just 17 strikeouts added up to a league-best (and nation-best) .547 on-base-percentage. Continue reading
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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
#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
Our Conference USA recap is courtesy of John Lockwood. Thanks, John!
#4 UCF 6 – #8 UAB 4
For 117 pitches, UAB hurler Dillon Napoleon was nearly flawless. On his 118th offering to the plate, however, UCF first baseman Jonathan Griffin sent the recently appointed Conference USA Newcomer of the Year to the bench and turned a 4-3 deficit into a two-run lead as the Knights defeated the Blazers 6-4 in day two of the 2011 C-USA Baseball Championship sponsored by Trustmark Thursday morning at Trustmark Park. Continue reading
#4 UCF 16 – # 5 Memphis 9
A trio of Knights’ batters tallied three-hit performances and southpaw Johnny Sedlock tossed 4.2 innings of solid relief as fourth-seeded UCF defeated No. 5 seed Memphis in a slugfest, 16-9, in the opening game of the 2011 Conference USA Baseball Championship presented by Trustmark Wednesday morning at Trustmark Park. Continue reading