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Tuesday, February 29, 2000
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Volume 65, Issue 105

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Sweep propels Cougars to No. 3

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The UH baseball team was rewarded for its weekend sweep of Louisiana State on Monday afternoon, as the Cougars received a No. 3 national ranking from Baseball America magazine.

This is the highest ranking UH has received since 1983, when the Cougars ran off 21-straight wins to open the year and reached the No. 2 spot in the nation at midseason.

UH head coach Rayner Noble and Cy Young award winner Doug Drabek were the leaders of that UH pitching staff, which finished with a 43-15 overall record.

In the Collegiate Baseball newspaper poll, the second of the three major national polls, UH jumped five spots to a No. 5 ranking while LSU fell from No. 3 to No. 15.

The highest ranking a UH team has ever finished with in a season was back in 1967, when UH fell to Arizona State in the NCAA Championship Game to finish at No. 2.
 

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