Baseball's Aaron Brown Named C-USA Pitcher of the Week

April 23, 2007

HOUSTON - University of Houston righthander Aaron Brown was named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week on Monday after hurling seven shutout innings at No. 23 Tulane during the series opener to help lead the Cougars to a three-game sweep.

It was the first career weekly award for the junior starting pitcher and the second by a Cougar hurler in 2007 after redshirt freshman southpaw Wes Musick collected the honor on March 26.

Brown notched his team-leading sixth win of the season against the Green Wave and has posted victories in four of his last five decisions. The League City native scattered five hits and struck out seven during his seven innings of work.

After issuing back-to-back walks to open the game, Brown slammed the door on the Green Wave, retiring 13 of the next 16 batters he faced. He didn't allow a Tulane baserunner to reach third until the seventh inning by which time the Cougars built a 4-0 lead.

Marshall junior catcher Tommy Johnson was named Conference USA Hitter of the Week.

The Cougars return to action when they square off against Texas-San Antonio at 6 p.m., Tuesday at Riverside Park in Victoria during the rubber match of the 2007 season series. UH posted a 12-10 win over the Roadrunners Feb. 22 during the Southwest Diamond Classic before falling in a 4-3 decision Feb. 27 in San Antonio.

Cougar Baseball games can be heard live on UHCougars.com with former UH letterwinner Nick Torina calling the play-by-play action and Pat Cauley providing color analysis. To access the free broadcast, fans should click on the "Schedules and Results" link on the baseball main page. From there, fans can click on the "Audio Broadcasts" link, which will bring up the 2007 radio schedule.

Fans also can follow live stats via the Internet by clicking the "Gametracker" link on the UH front page or on the Cougar Baseball schedule page.



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