Movin' Up! Baseball Ranks No. 7 in the Nation

    April 7, 2014

    HOUSTON - With a 25-6 overall record, Houston Baseball continues to climb the Top 25 national polls, ranking as high as No. 7 this week by Perfect Game - moving up three spots after finishing 3-1 last week on the road.

    The No. 7 national ranking is the highest ranking in any poll since coming in at No. 6 to open the 2003 season. Houston appears among the nation's Top 20 in all five polls for the third straight week.

    Along with the No. 7 ranking, Houston polls in at No. 8 by Baseball America - moving up two spots from No. 10 a week ago and No. 10 by USA Today/Coaches Poll - jumping three spots.

    Winners of 10 of the last 12, Houston returns home to host Texas State and No. 10 Louisville this week. The Cougars are currently 18-2 at Cougar Field and are 6-1 in midweek action. .

    For full BASEBALL AMERICA rankings, CLICK HERE.
    For full PERFECT GAME rankings, CLICK HERE.
    For full USA TODAY COACHES POLL rankings, CLICK HERE.

    Houston also found itself ranked No. 11 by the National Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and No. 16 by Collegiate Baseball.

    For full NCBWA rankings, CLICK HERE.
    For full COLLEGIATE BASEBALL rankings, CLICK HERE.

    This week marked the fifth straight week Houston has appeared among the nation's Top 30.


    ON DECK
    No. 7 Houston welcomes Texas State to Cougar Field Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.


    TICKET INFORMATION
    By visiting UHCougars.com, clicking the Tickets link, and then Purchase Tickets, while following the appropriate links to the Baseball page or by clicking here, fans can begin purchasing tickets for single games at Cougar Field this season.

    COUGAR SPRING FLING vs. LOUISVILLE TICKETS
    Tickets for the Cougar Spring Fling, good for general admission to both events, are just $5 prior to April 11 and $10 on April 11. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE COUGAR SPRING FLING.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance through UHCougars.com or by calling the Houston Athletics Ticket Office at 713-462-6647. Tickets on the day of the event can be purchased at the Houston Athletics Ticket Office, located in the Athletics/Alumni Center at 3100 Cullen Blvd., or at the event's entrances beginning at 5 p.m.

    All Houston Baseball season ticket holders and single game reserved seat ticket holders ($12-15) will be admitted into Cougar Spring Fling with their previously purchased tickets. All seating at the Houston Football Spring Game will be general admission.

    Cash parking for the Spring Fling will be available in the Houston Football Stadium parking garage and in lot 16C located across from Cougar Field on Cullen Blvd.

    KIDS (8th grade & younger) with CAMP T-SHIRT GET IN FREE
    Kids who show up to Cougar Field in a UH Baseball Camp T-Shirt and are in the eighth grade or younger will receive FREE ADMISSION to any Houston Baseball home game.


    JOIN THE DUGOUT CLUB
    Nationally-ranked Houston Baseball would like to encourage those wishing to support the efforts and success of our baseball student-athletes to consider joining the Dugout Club for as low as $25 a month or $250 annually.

    JOIN THE DUGOUT CLUB TODAY - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

    LEVELS
    PINCH HITTER
    For a minimum monthly installment of $25 or a minimum one-time gift of $250, supporters can take advantage of the Pinch Hitter level, which will guarantee an invitation for two to exclusive Dugout Club events and Houston Baseball team apparel.

    DIAMOND
    For a minimum monthly installment of $100 or a minimum one-time gift of $1,000, supporters can take advantage of the Diamond level, which will guarantee batting practice passes for two to any home game, invitation for two to exclusive Dugout Club events and Houston Baseball apparel.

    **Cougar Pride members will receive 2 points for every $100 donated for restricted gifts.

    **Annual Membership dates for the Dugout Club are January 1 - December 31.

    For more information on joining the Dugout Club, please contact the Houston Baseball office at (713) 743-9396. For more information regarding Cougar Pride, please call (713) 743-GOUH.


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