The Houston Cougars baseball team competes in the NCAA's American Athletic Conference. The baseball program at the University of Houston first took the field in 1947. Bill Henry was a pitcher for the Houston Cougars baseball team in its inaugural season. Henry went on to become the first player from the team to play Major League Baseball. The Cougars joined the AAC in 2014 and have been the winners of two conference tournament championships since that time. The Cougars were also regular-season champions for the AAC three times. The Cougars baseball program earned the right to play in the NCAA tournament 22 times and last reached the Super Regionals of the tournament in 2014. The Cougars played in the College World Series for the first time in 1957 and made it to the CWS for the second time in 1967. You can purchase Houston Cougar Baseball tickets at StubHub today.
Where can I see the Houston Cougars baseball team play?
The Houston Cougars play their home games at Schroeder Park in Houston, Texas. The field at Schroeder Park was reconstructed in 1995 and is believed by many to be one of the best ballparks for college baseball in the nation. In 2013, a FieldTurfDoublePlay surface that is designed specifically for baseball was installed in the playing field. The seating capacity at Schroeder Park is 3,500 but the park can accommodate as many as 5,000 fans when areas along the outfield lines are used.
When can I see the Houston Cougars baseball team play?
The Houston Cougars began the 2020 regular season on Feb. 14 with the first home game of a three-game series against the Youngstown State Penguins. The three-month regular season for the Cougars ends on May 14 on the road against Northwestern State. The AAC tournament begins five days later and runs from May 19-23.
What players will I see at a Houston Cougars baseball game?
First baseman Ryan Hernandez is a first-year transfer to the Cougars from San Jacinto Junior College. Hernandez started the 2020 season on fire with five hits in 13 at-bats over the first three games of the year. Hernandez also hit two home runs and was credited with four RBIs in the first home series for the Cougars. Clay Aguilar was an AAC First Team selection as a sophomore pitcher in 2019. Aguilar appeared in 16 games for the Cougars a year ago and made 13 starts. He ended the season with a 6-4 record and an ERA of 3.06. Aguilar struck out 73 batters in the 67.2 innings he pitched. Brett Cain is a junior college transfer who played baseball in both 2018 and 2019 at Howard College. Cain hit .250 in only nine games a year ago and had three doubles. In 2018, Cain hit for a .357 average and eight home runs. He also tallied 11 doubles and 43 runs scored.
Who is the coach of the Houston Cougars?
The 2020 baseball season for the Houston Cougars will mark the 10th year with Todd Whitting as coach of the team. Before becoming the head coach of the Cougars, Whitting spent seven years as an assistant coach with TCU and Houston.
Who are the major rivals of the Houston Cougars baseball team?
The rivalry that exists between the Houston Cougars and the Rice Owls goes back to the days when both teams were members of the Southwest Conference. The official start of the series was 1998, but the two teams have faced each other on the baseball field for more than 70 years. The Owls own a significant advantage in the series but the Cougars are always anxious for a chance to even the score. The Cougars also have their eye on the teams that are their main competitors for the AAC title like Connecticut and East Carolina University.Back to Top
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