University of Houston Baseball overcame an early deficit and rode the arm of senior right-hander pitcher Austin Pruitt, who tossed his fifth complete game, in a 9-4 win over No. 3 seed East Carolina in the C-USA Championship opener at Reckling Park on Thursday.
University of Houston starting pitcher Austin Pruitt was recently tabbed a Semifinalist for the inaugural Gregg Olson Award, presented to the nation's Breakout Player of the Year in late June.
Looking to make a run in postseason action, Houston Baseball will open C-USA Championship play beginning Thursday at 11 a.m. against East Carolina at Rice's Reckling Park.
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Houston Baseball garnered two of the most prized All-Conference honors as junior Frankie Ratcliff was tabbed C-USA Newcomer of the Year and freshman Justin Montemayor was honored as Freshman of the Year, announced Tuesday by the league office.
University of Houston Baseball junior battery mates Caleb Barker and Daniel Poncedeleon were recognized among the league's elite on the 2013 Conference USA All-Academic Team, announced Monday.