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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1992 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19684/show/19537.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1992 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19684/show/19537

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Title Houstonian 1992
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Title Sports
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Transcript Despite good pitching, miscues COST baseball team many games X erhaps no one game more typified the 1992 season for the Houston Cougars than last March 7 at Rice's Cameron Field. Playing an away game in their hometown, the Cougars sent newcomer Wade Williams, a junior transfer from Texarkana Junior College, against cross- town rival Owls in a battle of two sub- ,500 teams. Williams re- sponded by hurling 10 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball, the longest stretch in Southwest Conference history, only to getno-decisionedin L1 a game his team ■ would eventually Three different Cougars garnered SWC Player of the Week honors, centerfielder Phil Lewis, Williams and lefthanded starter Jeff Haas. Williams was even named Mizuno National Player of the Week following his near no-no against Rice. Lewis, a junior from Clear Lake, stung the ball all season. He led the team in average (.344, .347 in Confer- ence games) and RBI (29,16 in SWC). He also made more than a few great plays afield that saved some of his teams' all-too-rare victories. Lewis' season was capped by a selection to the lose 1-0 in the thirteenth. Houston Chronicle's All-SWC team, It was the sort of heartbreaking voted on by the sports information di- photo by Thomas Nguyen experience that came to characterize the '92 Cougars. Great starting pitching negated by an offensive offense; promising games fumbles away by crucial error; stinging line shots hit right at opposing fielders. This team was gated rectors from each school. On the mound, UH had a core of three junior starters the equal of anything in the nation. Williams led the way early and finished 3-6 with a 2.56 ERA. His three pitch assault combined to be just about the best last place team a slider, a wicked curve and a change the Southwest Conference had ever that at times came in so slow it should seen. have had an orange reflective triangle With a 13-21 record in South- on it. west Conference play (25-28 overall), Williams was joined on the the Cougars just couldn't find the key mound by fellow junior Haas, a trans- to the basement all year. fer from Indiana State. The ex-Sycamore "This team just doesn't play like led all comers in innings (117) and wins a last place team," UH coach Bragg (10 combined with eight loses) and pro- Stockton said several times this year duced one of the most amazing Ironman after just about each conference loss, performances in NCAA history. And the facts prove him right. -Story continued on page 150- Jtvusty Smajstrla loses his hat and the ball, in what must be one of his finest moments. Smajstrla has a brother, Craig who played at UH and is now with the Chicago Cubs.Photo by Thomas Nguyen. Shortstop R. D. Long makes the turn, throwing to first for that perfect double play. Long's father played minor leauge ball and now is a scout for the Cleveland Indians. Photo by Thomas Nguyen. Team ade Williams plans to send some heat down the pike. Williams threw a near no-hitter during the season. Photo by Thomas Nguyen. Greyson Liles, senior iitftelder, will have to wait for the umpire's ruling before he'll know bus safe in this game against Texas. Liles enjovs collecting baseball cards and hits with his .324 batting average, the second highest on the team Photo by Thomas Nguyen. PLAYERS photo by Thomas Nguyen 1992 Cougar Baseball Roster Pitchers Neil Atkinson, John Creech, Justin Dorsey, Jeff Hass, Jason Hart, Glenn Kimble, Derek Laws, Mike Little, Steve Velasquez, Wade Williams, Jeff Wright, Jason Wynne Catchers Duner Barrier, Brien Strelau, Chris Tremie Infielders Shawn Bartle, Joe Betters, Ricky Freeman, Robert Goudeau, Mark Giesecke, Scott Kohler, Greyson Liles, R. D. Long, Philip Schulze, Bryan Shaver, Jamie Surratt, Kirk Taylor, Andy Thompson, Todd Whitting Outfielders Brian Blair, Greg Campbell, Derrick Dietrich, Phil Lewis, Carlos Perez, Rusty Smajstrla Coaches Head Coach Bragg Stockton, Associate Coach Rolan Walton, Assistant Coaches Mike Gardner and Russell Stockton, Trainers Chris Haude and David Viaclovski Final Record: 25-28, SWC: 13-21 148 Sports Baseball 149