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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/18986.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/18986

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Transcript Cougar Baseball Ocott Kohler, the second baseman throws for the double play. Scott is a Marketing major. Photo by Thomas Nguyen, (center) O liding in to home. The Cougars played well out of conference, but they couldn't stand up to the intense Southwest Conference competition. Photo by Thomas Nguyen, (below) r reshman Jason Fojt made a difference from the bullpen. Coach Stockton hopes for great things from the right-hander. Photo by Thomas Nguyen, (lower center) Junior catcher Mike Hatch tags out a Texas Southern player. Hatch hit .266 for the season and .286 against the tough SWC competition. Photo by Thomas Nguyen, (lower right) Cougar Baseball Roster Pitchers: Matt Beech, Bryan Boyles, Paige Findley, Jason Fojt, Brian Hamilton, Brett Jones, Glen Kimble, Greg Lewis, Rich Paschal, Jeremy Tyson, Wade Williams, Jeff Wright. Catchers: Taylor Bales, Mike Hatch, Jeff Lackie. Infielders: Pat Cauley, Ricky Freeman, Mark Giesecke, Robert Goudeau, Scott Kohler, J.J. MatzkeJasonMcDonald, Bobby O'Brien, Kirk Taylor. Outfielders: Brian Blair, Shane Buteaux, Chad Holland, Phil Lewis, Mike Murphy, Carlos Perez, Chris Scott, Billy Waid. Utility Men: Joe Betters, Dustin Carr, David Galvan. Head Coach: Bragg Stockton. Assistant Coaches: Rolan Walton, Mike Gardner, Russel Stockton. Trainers: Chris Haude, Jay Mynar; Equipment Manager, Koury Chapin. Doesn't Anyone Want Me? Despite the subpar numberstheCougars posted as a team, there were certain individuals who made the baseball season a memorable one and others who made 1994 something to look forward to. Senior Phil Lewis and juniors Brian Blair, Jason McDonald, Matt Beech and Ricky Freeman have posted strong offensive numbers that should have made scouts sit up and take notice. The 28 major leauge teams had the opportunity to draft the best Cougar players in 99 rounds, but only a few were chosen. "The hardest part of Major Leauge Baseball is getting in," a National Leauge scout said. "The two expantion teams (Colorado and Florida) made it easier for a lot more people to make it in." Any player who was at least a junior or 'l\ years old was eligible for the draft. If drafted, they were offered ii contract and signing bonus. It was then up to I In; pi ;i vers if they wanted to accept the offer. Juniors had the option of returning to Cougar Field for their senior season. "But if the offer isn't just horrible then they are probably out of here," Cougar coach Bragg Stockton said. "We are still in a delicate stage as far as the draft goes." A disturbing pattern continued its path with this year's draft. At press time, senior outfielder Phil Lewis had yet to be notified by any team that he had been drafted. Lewis followed former Cougar stars Grayson Lyles and Rusty Smajstrla as players who had exibited superior skills at Cougar Field and had been over looked by tin; scouts. Lewis capped off a brilliant Cougar career with a 13-game hitting streak to raise his career average to .326. His nine home runs this season were also a career high. "Phil should be drafted," the scout said. "The main thing is hitting and he can do that." Lewis' name would be forever engrained in Cougar History as he held eight school records including consecutive games played (l,r)(i), most hits (234), runs (154), and triples (L9). "I think I should be drafted," Lewis said before the dm ft. "But I think I'll probably be picked up late." (Lewis was named to the 1993 All-SWCBaseball Team, voted on by the leagu's sports information directors. He hit .349 in 1993 with 45 RBI's.) Beech had attracted many second looks in his first yearin Houston. The left-hander from San Antonio posted a 4-5 record in 16 games. "It's always been my dream to play in the majors," Beech said. "The Oakland A's have said they will draft me. Whom I don't know." What impressed the scouts the most was Beech's left arm and his ability to throw many innings. Beech also led the team with 73 strikeouts. "Beech is another guy with a good chance," the scout said. "He has good stuff." Beech ended up with the Detroit Tigers in the 24th round. Continued on next page... 162 Sports Baseball 163