LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana – Houston Baseball wraps up its season-opening four-game road swing Tuesday at 6 p.m. when it takes on Joe Miller Ballpark’s McNeese. Listen to the competition on The university network application and All Access Cougars.
The Cougars (0-3) are looking to bounce back from a tough weekend at the MLB4 tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona. Fourteen players (eight offensive, six pitchers) made their Cougar debuts, including all three starting pitchers.
McNeese (2-1) took 2 of 3 at Stony Brook on opening weekend. The Cowboys, playing 11 of their first 12 home games, batted just .207 as a team but enjoyed great pitching, posting a 2.33 ERA while striking out 29 batters in 27.0 innings.
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Houston and McNeese are meeting for the 72nd time and the first since March 19, 2019, in Lake Charles. Houston leads the all-time series, 52-19, including an 11-8 mark at Lake Charles, but has lost three straight to McNeese.
Tuesday marks Houston’s first midweek contest since March 16, 2021, against No. 25 Texas A&M, and first on the road since March 10, 2021, at Incarnate Word.
Houston completes a four-game road trip to open the season. It’s the first time since 2004 that Houston has opened a season with four straight outside players.
In opening weekend, the Cougars posted a .990 fielding percentage, committing just one error. Offensively, the club was led by sophomores Samuel Benjamin (5 for 10), who recorded a pair of multi-hit games and recorded a team-best seven goals while a senior Ryan Hernandez (4 for 12) reached base five times.
Houston opens its 32-game home slate with visits from Texas Southern on Friday (6:30 p.m.) and UTRGV on Saturday (6:30 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.). Friday’s opener will mark Sanders Field’s first of seven consecutive games at Schroeder Park.
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