May 24, 2014
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Join the Houston Alumni Association (UHAA) on Sunday at The Phoenix (1915 Westheimer) for an official watch party featuring the American Baseball Championship Title Game that will showcase your Cougars vs. Louisville on ESPNU at 11 a.m. CT.
The Phoenix doors will open at 10 a.m. CT on Sunday. Wear RED and SUPPORT the COOGS!
For location, hours, details on The Phoenix, visit their site: http://www.phoenixow.com/.
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. Houston will have to await the results of today’s games to determine whom it will face.
Houston 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 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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