The University of Houston has been bitten by the injury bug again in the early going of the 2015 regular season. A source at the UH’s “The Daily Cougar” has informed Baseball Essential that Cougar reliever Bubba Maxwell’s season is over due to a UCL injury. The news has since been confirmed by Maxwell via a post on his Instagram account.
Sometimes we get so lost in search of something, we fail to realize the journey is the destination. Cherish the gift that is the present. It kills me I won’t be able to take the mound again this season, but I love this school, this team, and this game way too much to not be a part of this special season. Cougar red ’til I’m dead. #Omaha2015 #FEED
Maxwell posted a 2-0 record in the early going out of the bullpen for the number 16 team in the country with 3.1 innings pitched, and was primed for a solid year for one of the nation’s best college baseball teams. He joins infielder Connor Hollis (Hamate Bone injury expected return- at least 2 weeks) on the disabled list. No word has been given on a date for Tommy John Surgery to occur for the right-hander from Vidor, Texas.
Bubba Maxwell pitched well for the University of Houston in 2014, as he posted a 3.24 earned run average in a conference championship season for the Cougars. He finished out 2014 with 1.2 innings pitched against the Texas Longhorns in the Austin Super Regional giving up no runs.
The Cougars took the field Tuesday night at Cougar Field against Houston Baptist University and lost a 2-1 battle. The team now makes the short trek to Houston’s Minute Maid Park (Home of the Houston Astros) for the Houston College Classic. UH will take on the Louisiana State Tigers on Friday night, the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, and Hawaii on Sunday.