02
May
2019
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10:43 PM
America/Chicago

UHD Baseball Wins First Conference Championship

For the first time in its program's history, the UHD baseball club team captured the Rocky Lone Star South Conference Championship in the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA). Last weekend, the Gators needed to win four games to secure the championship.

UHD defeated Lone Star College-Cy Fair by a score of 7-6 on Saturday, and then swept Texas Christian University in three games to conclude a perfect 4-0 weekend. UHD baseball finishes the regular season with their best record in program history at 15-6 (15-3 in conference).

By winning the conference championship, the team earned a berth to the NCBA Regional Playoffs May 3-5 at Veterans Memorial Complex in Hobbs, New Mexico. UHD joins conference champions U.S Air Force Academy, Metro State University in Denver, Colorado, and fellow conference mate and at-large bid winner Texas A&M-Corps of Cadets. The four teams will compete in a double elimination tournament with a berth to the NCBA Division II World Series. The NCBA Division II World Series is slated for May 17-21 at Jaycee Ballpark in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Check out UHD Baseball Cllub schedule and results.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.