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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2005 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 27, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/9125/show/9010.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2005 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/9125/show/9010

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Title Houstonian 2005
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript R ayner Noble and his coaching staff talked candidly, even self- effacingly, about the youth of their 2005 roster and the irregularity of the team's performance. Noble shifted his lineup, sorted and resorted his batting order. More often than not, he substituted one player's abilities and faults for another's potential. Seventeen of 34 players on his roster were freshmen. The two seniors recruited by UH, utility players and twin brothers Jeremy and Josh Aranda, both sat out the 2005 season because of NCAA rules related to their transfer from Sam Houston State. And yet, Noble almost managed to win as many games as he lost. UH finished 2930 overall and 16-13 in Conference USA, fifth place in a 12 team league. Because of the minor league system and the depth of the Major League Baseball Draft, college baseball rosters often turn over quickly. Few teams thrive without a few key upperclassmen. Tulane, the class of C-USA in 2005, had the luxury of five seniors and 10 juniors. Many of the programs behind UH in the C-USA standings (the University of South Florida and Louisville notably) had, like UH, a preponderance of freshman. To a degree, the final positioning of these young teams said more about coaching than player talent. The Cougars improved as the season progressed. The one constant veteran presence at Cougar Field in 2005 was the Noble coaching staff. The Cougars fought to become average. They lost nine of their first 11 games, and only improved their record as their pitching improved. After the slow start, the Cougar starting staff began to assert itself, leading the team in a four-game winning streak in which UH allowed a combined six runs. This stretch against teams like Loyola Marymount, Sam Houston State and Long Beach State seems, in retrospect, a turning-point in the 2005 season. Whatever the weaknesses of the roster, the Cougars managed to climb from the bottom of C-USA to the middle methodically and without the benefit of a prolonged winning-streak. UH's best stretch of play from mid-March to mid-May came late in the season where they won nine out of their final 13 regular season outings. (Continued on p. 140) ayner Noble managed an extremely young team to a very average, but respectable record in 2005. The season could have been a disaster, but the Cougars rallied behind a strong pitching staff and improved their play as the season progressed. Story by Mark Smith 138