Baseball to Meet Stephen F. Austin on Valentine's Day

Couples Receive 2-for-1 Admission in Special Promotion

Junior pitcher/infielder Brad Lincoln was named the 2006 Houston College Classic Most Outstanding Player on Sunday night.

Junior pitcher/infielder Brad Lincoln was named the 2006 Houston College Classic Most Outstanding Player on Sunday night.

Feb. 13, 2006

HOUSTON - The University of Houston baseball team looks to continue its winning ways as it meets Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m., Tuesday at Cougar Field.

The Cougars (2-2) come into the game after taking a 5-1 win over Texas Tech during the finale of the Houston College Classic on Sunday. Junior righthander Brad Lincoln struck out a UH season-best nine batters in seven shutout innings and was honored late Sunday as the Houston College Classic Most Outstanding Player.

Tuesday's game can be heard live over the Internet at www.UHCougars.com with Nick Torina and Pat Cauley calling all the action. Fans also can follow live stats by clicking on the "Gametracker" link at www.UHCougars.com

As the Cougars prepare to play host to the Lumberjacks, couples who attend the game will receive 2-for-1 admission as part of Sweetheart Day.

Junior righthander Shea Hancock makes his first start of the season against the Lumberjacks. This season, the Houston native has compiled an 0-0 record with a strikeout in 1.2 innings of relief.

Sophomore outfielder Bryan Tully leads the Cougars with a .400 batting average and one home run and is second on the team with four RBIs. The Houston native enters Tuesday's game on a career-best-tying nine-game hitting streak, dating back to last season.

Lincoln is tops with a home run and five RBIs and ranks second with a .333 batting average. The Clute, Texas, native also has thrown 12.1 consecutive scoreless inning, dating back to last season, through his first two starts.

SFA freshman righthander Russ Fornea (0-1, 6.00 ERA) is slated to take the hill against the Cougars.

The Lumberjacks (2-4) come into the game after being swept last weekend at Baylor. Junior outfielder David Jeans leads the team with a .400 batting average, while junior catcher Steven Hill is tops with three RBIs and has hit the team's lone home run to date.

Houston has posted a 29-9 all-time record against Stephen F. Austin and has won its last 17 games against the Lumberjacks. In addition, the Cougars are an impressive 18-1 all-time at their home facility. However, this will be the first time since 1994 that the two teams will square off on the baseball diamond.

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