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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20566.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20566

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Title Houstonian 1994
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Transcript chose to trans fer to Houston because itfs fairly close to home. Coach Stockton played an important part of that decision as welL The Cougar philosophy does not include a speci- fied pitching coach. Instead, Stockton supervises the pitching himself. So you know youfre not going to come in here and just be overlooked by some pitching coach that doesn't like your stuff. Promising start ends horribly Another year of bad luck haunts Coogs Matt Beech, Senior/ Pitcher Kinesiology FiOr the second consecutive year the Houston Cougar baseball team faded in Southwest Conference play after a strong showing against non-conference opponents. Houston finished the 1994 season with an impressive 26-12 non-conference record, but concluded with a dismal 4-14 SWC mark. The culprit again this season was a lack of quality pitching. "Our non-conference record has been remarkable when you look at the lack of pitching we've had," said head coach Bragg Stockton. The Cougars returned only three pitchers from the 1993 staff, but the newcomers faired no better on the mound than their predecessors. Only one Cougar pitcher with at least 10 innings pitched (Darryl Renfrow) finished with an ERA less than 4.00. "What keeps plaguing us is injuries to the pitching staff," Stockton said. Starters Bo Hernandez (shoulder) and David Hamilton (elbow) were both sidelined with arm injuries. One of the few highlights of the season for the pitching staff was senior Matt Beech's 6-0 perfect game victory over Louisiana Tech. The perfect game was the first in the SWC since 1972 and only the third in the 80 year history of the conference. Only 20 perfect games have been recorded in NCAA history. Beech was not the Cougars' only star. Louisiana-born slugger/relief ace Shane Buteaux earned the nickname "Super Cajun" for single-handedly carrying the team to victory on more than one occasion. He routinely hit the game-winning home run and then pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record the save or the win. Buteaux was twice named the SWC Player of the Week for his exploits, and was a strong candidate for SWC Player of the Year and the Bob Smith Award for National Player of the Year. Senior first baseman Ricky Freeman became the team's leader and most consistent hitter. He led the SWC in hits and reached base in all but one of Houston's games. The 1994 season also saw the end of Cougar Field. The 32-year-old stadium was demolished after Houston's 9-5 victory over Lamar, to make way for the $26 million athletic training facility. A new 5,000-seat stadium will be ready for the opening of the 1995 season. Houston was forced to play the remainder of its schedule on the road. After starting the SWC season 3-3 in home series against Rice and Texas, the Cougars dropped 11 of their last 12 conference games on the road or at neutral sites. Baylor swept Houston in their last weekend of conference play. Houston dropped a doubleheader by scores of 6-2 and 6-5. Houston's hopes of making the SWC post-season tournament ended with a three-game sweep at the hands of eventual conference champion Texas Christian at Texas A&M's Olsen Field. The teams were forced to play at the neutral site after Cougar Field was razed. "To me we haven't given it our best shot," Stockton said.-Ryan Carssow Rally hats to the rescue. Throughout most of the season the Coogs were on the-iHOT^^ithjw^six game winning streaks the basebUrteaWrfHtthe 1994 seasom was their's for the taking,V3ut eventually the losses smarted adding up. Their high hopes ended with a 30-26 overall record. Photo by Adrees Latif 314 # Sports