Houston Baseball continued fall practice with another day of intrasquad scrimmages. The Cougars' day was highlighted by live pitching and hitting. Senior southpaw Matt Hernandez shares his thoughts on the team's progress and focus this fall season.
Houston Baseball announced it will honor its 2002 Baseball Team for its 10-year Reunion on Saturday, October 27 at the Houston Football game against UTEP. The 2002 squad is one to remember as the Cougars finished the season with a 48-17 record and a 22-7 Conference USA mark to capture the program's seventh conference regular-season title. The team wrapped up the year as the No. 9 team in the nation, having 25 wins posted over Top 30 teams, including four straight en route to a perfect 3-0 sweep at the Mesa Regional with victories over No. 34 New Mexico State and two over No. 15 Arizona State.
Houston Baseball broke down the fundamentals of bunting on Thursday, Oct. 4 prior to its intrasquad. The team had a non-stop rotation of drills consisting of bunting, fielding from the corners and bunt placement, while the pitchers worked on their fielding techniques on bunted balls.
The 2013 Houston College Classic schedule has been set and the University of Houston baseball team is set to play Texas A&M, Baylor, and Cal at Minute Maid Park on March 1-3. Houston will play the marquee game of the three-day event when it takes on Texas A&M on Friday evening at 7 p.m. The Cougars will then follow up with Baylor at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and conclude the tournament on Sunday at 11 a.m. against Cal.Houston will serve as the visitors on Friday and Saturday, but play as the home team on Sunday.
The University of Houston baseball team will wrap up its fall season with its annual Red-White World Series scheduled for Wednesday (3:15 p.m.), Thursday (2:30 p.m.) and Friday (3:15 p.m.), if necessary at Cougar Field.The 2013 will split into two teams and play a full nine-inning game over the three-day period. Depending on the results, the Friday scrimmage is slated as an `if necessary' game at the moment.
In hopes of inspiring young kids to pursue a goal, Houston student-athletes from baseball, track and field, and golf shared their love for running and walking by participating in the Marathon Kids experience last Saturday at Tom Tellez Track and Field Stadium on campus.
In just his third season at the helm of the University of Houston baseball program, head coach Todd Whitting and staff brought in a Top 40 2012 recruiting class, polling in at No. 36, according to Collegiate Baseball. The 2012 Houston recruiting class was composed of 17 newcomers, which included 10 freshmen and seven junior college transfers. The work of Whitting and his staff have continued to build Houston Baseball back to a nationally recognized program and the recruiting class rankings are one indicator of the bright future ahead for the Cougars.Houston saw seven newcomers taken in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. Despite losing four of those players to MLB considerations, Houston was able to land three, which sparked such a high recruiting class ranking.
With a balanced team effort propelled by a strong starting pitching performance, the Red team earned a 9-5 Game 1 victory over the White team during the Houston Baseball Red-White World Series on Wednesday afternoon at Cougar Field.
The University of Houston baseball team wrapped up its fall season with the Red Team conquering the World Series title with an 8-4 win on Thursday over the White Team at Cougar Field. The Red Team solidified the title following a 9-5 victory on Wednesday to win two of the three scheduled intraquad scrimmages. Sophomore outfielder Price Jacobs continued its offensive prowess at the plate, leading Red with a 4-for-5 effort, driving in four and scoring twice, while also tallying his second homerun of the Series.
The 2002 Super Regional Team served as Honorary Captains at the Houston-UTEP Football game on Oct. 27. Cougar greats like Jesse Crain, Doug Drabek, and Brad Sullivan were all in attendance to watch the Cougars take on the Miners.
University of Houston Baseball spent a fall Saturday with Habitat for Humanity, helping revive and build a home in the local community. The 2013 Cougars joined forces with Wells Fargo Bank in an attempt to help a local family secure their dream home. The day's focus was on cornice work; trim work and any unfinished work on the local home.