UH vs Tulane - Game 3 - Sunday @ 2 pm (W 5-2)

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Sunday’s home finale marks “Senior Day” for the Cougars. Prior to first pitch, Houston will recognize seniors Nolan Bond, Joe Davis, Rey Fuentes III, Grayson Padgettand Ryan Randel on the field in a special ceremony.


Sucks that Davis won’t be playing on Senior Day due to last night’s ejection.


Basically a must-win for the Coogs today.

If the Coogs had won last night, they would be in 2nd right now with an RPI of 34. Instead, they fell back into 4th with an RPI of 37.

A loss today would put the Coogs in a tie with UCONN, potentially in 5th (we’d lose the tiebreaker so we’d be in 6th),and only a game up on next week’s opponent, UCF. It would also put Tulane 1 1/2 games up for 2nd place with one weekend to go. We’d also likely drop into the 40’s for RPI and our tourney chances would be dwindling.

Coogs can’t catch Tulane this weekend, but a win puts them a half game back and potentially into 3rd in the conference depending on what Cincy does today. ECU’s already clinched the conference title, so we want to be in the 2nd or 3rd seed heading into the tourney to avoid the Pirates. RPI would probably stay at or near 37 with a win.

Just win baby


Would it really hurt the AAC to rescind Davis suspension for Senior Day? It’s been a very frustrating weekend. I hope Whitting at least made a phone call to appeal.

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Bottom 3rd

Lovelace Leadoff walk, Triolo Walk, Burckel sac bunt, Cherry single scores 2, Cherry thrown out at 2nd…Coogs lead 2-0

T4…UH leads 2-0


Cincy won today and finished with a 13-11 record. Coogs need to win 3 of their last 4 to finish ahead of Cincy.

Top 7th

Randel’s pitched great today. Now through 7 and given up 3 hits, 2 walks, and K’d 5.

M7…UH leads 2-0


Bottom 7th

2 out single by Padgett followed by a double by Hyland scores Padgett…Coogs lead 3-0

T8…UH leads 3-0


Need about 3 more b4 giving way to bullpen😱

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Top 8th

1 out HBP and a 2 base error on Triolo puts runners on 2nd and 3rd. Coogs intentionally walk Hoese to load the bases. That’s it for Randel, Bond coming in.

Lineout to Triolo. Single to right scores 2, runners on the corners…Coogs lead 3-2

Groundout to 3rd ends the inning.

M8…UH leads 3-2

Hate bringing it up again, but if you don’t pitch Villarreal in the 10th last night in a tie game, you have him here. Hopefully, it works out, but I still can’t believe we brought him back in Game 2 last night,after he threw in Game 1…in a situation that didn’t need a closer.


Bottom 8th

Triolo leadoff single. Burckel strikes out on fouls trying to bunt. Cherry single puts runners on the corners. Squeeze scores Triolo, Cherry to 2nd…Coogs lead 4-2

Lockhart single scores Cherry…Coogs lead 5-2

T9…UH leads 5-2



Top 9th

Bond out to start the inning.

  • Flyout to center.
  • K swinging
  • Lineout to Left ends it

It worked out today!

COOGS WIN 5-2!!! Huge win!


Big win! Got to listen to Jeremy the last few innings.

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Updated conference standings headed into the last weekend.

  • Cincy is already done and play a non-conference series the last weekend
  • Houston plays at UCF
  • UCONN at Tulane
  • Memphis at ECU
  • Wichita State at USF in what will decide who gets to play in the conference tourney.

We own the tiebreaker over Cincy, but do not own the tiebreaker over UCONN. Tulane and Memphis had one game cancelled so it’ll be hard to tie with them. Still shooting for 2nd or 3rd seed to avoid ECU until the final.