Need to Know: Baseball vs. UCF

HOUSTON- The University of Houston Baseball is hosting the UCF in their final home series of the American Athletic Conference, with a busy weekend planned for Sanders Field at Schroeder Park.

The opener on Friday is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., the middle game on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and the final on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Houston will honor its 2002 NCAA Super Regional team in Saturday’s competition before paying tribute to its senior class on Sunday.

TRAFFIC/PARKING INFORMATION

Fans attending the Houston Baseball Series against UCF this weekend should expect additional traffic congestion around Sanders Field in Schroeder Park as celebrations take place on the University of Houston campus across all three days.

Cougar Baseball attendees are encouraged to arrive early and consider alternate routes to reduce delays in getting to the game.

Parking lots 16D and 16B are available for fans attending baseball games this weekend, with parking being free due to the opening ceremonies.

Seniors Day

Fans are encouraged to arrive early on Sunday at 11:45 a.m. on Senior Day when Houston Baseball honors the senior first baseman Ryan Hernandezdiploma catcher Santiago Garcia and Senior Data Analytics Coordinator Tanner Green.

Hernandez, who has played in 112 games (108 starts) for the Cougars, goes into the weekend with a career average of .292 alongside 24 home runs and 93 RBIs. Garcia, a former two-time All-SWAC honoree and transfer from Alabama State, has scored twice in his last five appearances, including a base knock on Tuesday against Sam Houston.

Green, a two-year letterwinner with the Cougars, wears several hats for the program, including running the TrackMan software while helping with a variety of practice and pregame needs.

’02 REUNION

On Saturday, Houston celebrates the 20th anniversary of its 2002 NCAA Super Regional team. The ’02 Cougars set a program record with 48 wins. The club won the NCAA Mesa Regional and was crowned Conference USA regular-season champions by a score of 22-7.

NOW PITCH: KELVIN SAMPSON

Houston men’s basketball head coach Kelvin Samson will pitch the first pitch for Friday’s series opener against the Knights. The CBS Sports National Coach of the Year led the Cougars in 15th place to an overall record of 32-6 and a 15-3 mark in the American Athletic Conference game. Houston advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the second straight year, making the Cougars one of two teams to accomplish the feat.

ACTIONS

  • Friday

    • Script Houston Cougars t-shirts (first 75 students)
    • “713 Night” – tickets for $7 at the box office and Tex-Mex nachos for $7.13

  • Saturday

    • Houston Baseball Lanyards (First 100 Entrants)
    • Greek Night – $200 Little Woodrow gift card for fraternity/sorority with the most members present
    • Coogs win, you win – A Houston win on Saturday means the fans in attendance walk away with a buy-one and a free box combo offer courtesy of Raising Cane’s.

  • Sunday

    • Come out Sunday for Kids Day and Family Day at the ballpark. Children (under 12) have free entry with their youth jersey and can walk the bases after the game.

TICKETS ON SALE

Houston Baseball single game tickets from Sanders Field at Schroeder Park are on sale. The Cougars will host four more games, including three games against conference rivals UCF (May 13-15). to buy tickets, Click here.

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