Baseball Faces Louisville for American Baseball Title

    May 24, 2014

    CLEARWATER, Fla. – After taking down No. 2-seed UCF on Friday evening and taking advantage of a Temple win over UConn on Saturday, the Cougars have advanced to the American Athletic Conference Baseball Championship Game held Sunday at 11 a.m. CT at Bright House Field and televised on ESPNU and will face No. 1-seed Louisville.

    Houston enters Sunday’s contest with a 43-15 record and finished American Baseball Championship pool play with a 2-1 record, earning wins over No. 6-seed Temple (3-0) and No. 2-seed UCF (13-8) and dropping one to UConn (7-2). UCF and Houston finished tied at 2-1, but by virtue of head-to-head results, the Cougars earn the spot in the title game.

    Louisville enters the championship game with a record of 45-14 and finished pool play at 2-1 in its respective bracket and awaited a Memphis win over USF to clinch a spot in the title game vs. the Cougars.

    The Cardinals swept the Cougars earlier this season (April 11-13) at Cougar Field, despite two, one-run games and a Top 10 matchup.

    Neither team has announced a starting pitcher.

    Sunday’s game will be televised on ESPNU with Mike Morgan and Mike Rooney on the call. To watch, CLICK HERE. LISTEN LIVE with Jeremy Branham on the call or view GameTracker links, available on UHCougars.com.

    Houston is looking for its first conference championship tournament title since 2008, where they went on to compete in the College Station Regional that year.

    In program history, the Cougars have won four conference tournament titles (2008, 2000, 1997, 1951) and are looking for their first one in six years.


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