Cougars Complete C-USA Sweep of No. 24 Ranked Southern Miss

    Baseball Home


    Ticket Information

    Cougar Field

    Houston Baseball on Facebook

    Follow Houston Baseball on Twitter

    Houston Baseball Inks 14 High School Players to NLIs

    Red Team Wins Series in Come-from-Behind Fashion

    Houston Baseball Spotlight: Jon Tauzin

    Late-Inning Heroics Key 4-3 Win In 10 Innings

  • Box Score

    Houston, Tex. - After rallying for a game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning, University of Houston sophomore catcher Chris Snyder slugged a one-out double in the tenth to lift the Cougars past visiting Southern Miss by a score of 4-3 Sunday afternoon at Cougar Field. The victory was UH's fourth in a row and completed a three-game sweep of the Conference USA weekend series to put Houston in sole possession of first place in the league standings.

    Southern Miss jumped out to a 2-0 lead with runs in each of the first two innings, but Houston scored a run in the second and tied the game in the bottom of the fifth when junior Chris Klosterman doubled and scored on a two-out single by senior Sean Allen.

    The Golden Eagles then broke the deadlock with a run in the eighth. Dusty Haley was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a walk and scored on a two-out single by Nathan Bowden. In the bottom of that frame Houston had a man in scoring position and Snyder had a chance to give the Cougars a lead, but a well hit ball to right field was caught at the base of the wall to end the inning.

    After Houston pitchers got out of a jam in the top of the ninth the UH offense rallied to tie the game. Rightfielder Sam Mitchell led off with a walk, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Klosterman and then scored on Thanos Papavasiliou's third base hit of the day. Houston still had a chance to win the game that inning but continued a trend it had for the entire game by stranding two men on base. On the day the Cougars left a season-high 17 men on base.

    In the Cougar tenth, junior designated hitter Josh Snook singled with one out and then scored the game-winning run from first base when the next batter, Snyder, doubled deep into the gap in right-center field. With its fourth win in as many games Houston improved to 10-16 overall and 3-0 in C-USA action. Southern Miss fell to 13-9 and 0-3. Houston completed the first weekend of C-USA games with the only perfect 3-0 record among the 10 league teams.

    The Cougars will next face No. 1 ranked Rice at home on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. Game three of the Sterling Bank Silver Glove Series will be broadcast live around the world on the internet at

    Conference USA Baseball Linescore                       R       H       E
    Southern Miss           110   000   010   0     --      3      10      2
    Houston                 010   010   001   1     --      4        9     0
    Charlie Rogers, Anthony Rawson (7), Stephen Castleman (7) and Rusty
    McDaniels; Gene Flores, Nathan Mitchell (7), Nick Torina (8), Jared Grein (8),
    Brian Henderson (9) and Chris Snyder. WP - Henderson (1-0). LP - Castleman
    (2-2). Save - none. 2B - USM: McDaniels; UH: Snyder, Klosterman. 3B - none.
    HR - none. Time - 3:07. Att - 624. Team Records - Southern Miss 13-9, 0-3;
    Houston 10-16, 3-0.
    Other C-USA Sunday C-USA Scores
    Cincinnati 6 & 5, Louisville 3 & 3,
    South Florida 9, Tulane 3,
    UAB 4, Saint Louis 3,
    Charlotte 6, Memphis 5.


  • Shop Now at the Official
    Online Store

      Divider image