HOUSTON, TX – The 2015 Houston College Classic finished on Sunday night with a battle of UH schools. The University of Hawaii dropped the final game of the Classic to the University of Houston by a final score of 7-6, ending the weekend. The A&M Aggies and Louisiana Tigers both went home with a perfect weekend of 3-0 while the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, Houston Cougars, and Nebraska Corn Huskers each went 1-2 for the weekend. The Baylor Bears were the only team without a win at the Classic in 2015. The tournament also recorded its highest attendance total since 2007 this year with a grand total of 37,793 fans over the three days.
Each team placed at least one player on the All Tournament Team that was voted on by the media. The team is Highlighted by Aggies starting pitcher Grayson Long who pitched seven scoreless innings while striking out 10 against the Cougars. Joining Long on the All-Tournament team:
C Michael Barash, A&M .333BA (2-6) 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 home run, 1 RBI
1B Chris Iriart, Houston .222BA (2-9) 1 run scored, 2 doubles, 1 RBI
2B Josh Vidales, Houston .500BA (5-10) 3 runs scored, 1 RBI
3B Connor Hale, LSU .400BA (4-10) 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 home run, 5 RBI
SS Alex Bregman, LSU .385BA (5-13) 3 runs scored, 1 double, 3 stolen bases
OF Kaeo Aliviado, Hawaii .273BA (3-11) 1 run scored, 2 RBI, 3 BB
OF Austin Darby, Nebraska .333BA (3-9) 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 stolen base
OF J.B. Moss, A&M .300BA (3-10) 2 runs scored, 1 home run, 3 RBI
DH Ben Miller, Nebraska .400BA (4-10) 2 rbi, HBP
P Daniel Castano, Baylor (0-1) 1.12 ERA (1ER/8IP), 8 hits, 2 BB, 2 K’s
P Matt Kent, A&M (1-0) 2.45 ERA (2ER/7.1IP), 6 hits, 1 BB, 9 K’s
P Alex Lange, LSU (1-0) 0.00 ERA (0ER/7IP), 7 hits, 2 BB, 4 K’s
P Grayson Long, A&M (1-0) 0.00 ERA (0ER/7IP), 3 hits, 0 BB, 10 K’s)
The 2016 Houston College Classic has been announced as well. The field will include tournament regulars UH Cougars, Rice Owls, and Texas Longhorns, while the TCU Horned Frogs will be in the field for the second time in three years. Also in the field are the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.