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No. 13 Houston Cougars sweep UConn in three-game baseball series

The Houston Cougars raised their season record to 39-13 with their three-game sweep of UConn.
The Houston Cougars raised their season record to 39-13 with their three-game sweep of UConn.
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The Houston Cougars raised their American Athletic Conference record to 13-9 with a three game sweep of Connecticut on Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11, 2014 at Storrs, Connecticut.

The Cougars downed the Huskies by the score of 3-1 on Saturday, May 10 in the first game of a scheduled double header.

In the second game, Houston had a 4-2 lead going into the sixth inning, when the game was postponed until Sunday, May 11 due to heavy thunderstorms in the area.

The game was resumed on Sunday, May 11 with the Cougars holding on to take a 7-2 win.

Game three saw Houston winning by the score of 8-4 to sweep the series against Connecticut.

With the three-game sweep, the No. 13 Cougars raised their season record to 39-13 with four games remaining in the regular season.

Houston head coach Todd Whitting stated and was quoted in the post game press release concerning the game:

"One thing I’ve said about this team and I’ve said it over and over is that they never quit. They made a huge run, scoring seven runs there in the last two innings. I thought the play of the game was when we scored the go-ahead run on a bases-loaded walk by [Frankie] Ratcliff. That was totally selfless play and a team play by him especially in that count to get that walk, so I’m really proud of him. That is twice this year he has done that. We continued to play hard and our pitching staff out of the bullpen was really good. It’s great to come on the road and get a sweep against a team I think is a really quality team that can win our tournament in a few weeks.”

The Cougars will return to home for a single game on Tuesday, May 13 against cross-town rival Rice.

The game will be held at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas; the home of the Sugar Land Skeeters, with the first pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. CDT.

The Cougars will close out their 2014 regular season on May 15-17 in Camden, New Jersey with a three-game series against Temple.