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Volume 68, Issue 45, Monday, October 28, 2002


Cougars battle Cougars

Cougar Sports Services

Major League Baseballis World Series has been decided, but the Cougars will have their version of the Fall Classic when the team is split into two separate squads for the Red-White World Series beginning Tuesday at Cougar Field.

Junior right-handed pitcher Brad Sullivan will be back on the mound during the Red-White World Series beginning 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cougar Field. The team will be split into two squads for the three-game series.
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Game 2 is Wednesday, followed by Game 3 Friday. The three games begin at 3:30 p.m. The intra-squad games will mark the end of the baseball teamis fall practice. It is a best-of-three series, but Game 3 will be played even if the series winner has already been decided.

Back on the team this semester will be junior pitcher Brad Sullivan. Sullivan was named the 2002 Conference USA Pitcher of the Year, was a First Team All-American and was a member of the U.S. national team. He was also one of three finalists for the Rotary Smith Award and set a new UH record for strikeouts with 157.

Head coach Rayner Noble, who received a contract extension through 2007 in September, will be back for his ninth year with the Cougars after leading the team to the championship game of the NCAA Super Regional one game removed from advancing to the College World Series and a top 10 ranking. The Cougars begin the 2003 season at the Pepperdine Tournament in Malibu, Calif., on Feb. 7.

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