Houston Baptist Huskies baseball

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Houston Baptist Huskies
HBU Huskies Wordmark.png
Founded 1990
University Houston Baptist University
Head coach Jared Moon (10th season)
Conference Southland
Location Houston, TX
Home stadium Husky Field
(Capacity: 500[1])
Nickname Huskies
Colors Royal Blue and Orange
         
College World Series appearances
NAIA: 2007
NCAA Tournament appearances
2015
Conference tournament champions
NAIA:
Red River 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006
NCAA DI:
Great West: 2013
Southland: 2015
Conference champions
NAIA:
Big State: 1997
Red River: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
For information on all Houston Baptist University sports, see Houston Baptist Huskies

The Houston Baptist Huskies baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas, United States.[2] The team is a member of the Southland Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. The team plays its home games at Husky Field in Houston, Texas. The Huskies are coached by Jared Moon.

History[edit]

The Huskies baseball team's first season was in 1990. The team has competed in the sport in every season since.

NAIA years[edit]

The Huskies competed at the NAIA level from 1990 to 2007. The team played as an NAIA independent eight of those seasons (1990, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98). They also competed in the Big State conference for one season (1997) winning the conference championship. The Huskies competed in the Red River Athletic Conference for the final nine seasons (1999–2007) as an NAIA member winning the RRAC conference championship eight of the nine seasons (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) and the RRAC conference tournament championship seven times (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006).

NCAA Division I years[edit]

In 2008, Houston Baptist transitioned to Division I (NCAA) competing as an independent for the first two seasons at the Division I level. From 2010 to 2013, the Huskies competed in the Great West Conference winning the conference tournament championship in 2013. The team was a finalist in the 2011 and 2012 conference tournaments. Houston Baptist University became a member of the Southland Conference before the start of the 2013–14 season. The Huskies won the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament in their second season as a SLC member. In winning the tournament, the Huskies won the SLC auto-bid to the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. The 2015 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament marked the Huskies' first appearance in the tournament.[3][4]

Houston Baptist Career Coaching Records[edit]

Coach Number
of
Seasons
Overall Record Winning
Percentage
Coaching Records
Rickey Witt
3
29–119
.196
Rusty Pendergrass
5
177–92
.658
Brian Huddleston
8
305–143–1
.680
Jared Moon
10
282–289–1
.494
Overall
26
883–643–2
.579

(Records reflect game results through May 31, 2015.)

Year-by-year results[edit]

Information Source:[5]

Year-by-Year Results
Year Coach Record Conference Record Conference Notes
NAIA
Independent
1990 Rickey Witt 4–40 Independent
1991 Rickey Witt 11–40 Independent
1992 Rickey Witt 14–39 Independent
1993 Rusty Pendergrass 23–23 Independent
1994 Rusty Pendergrass 39–16 Independent
1995 Rusty Pendergrass 48–9 Independent
Big State Conference
1996 Rusty Pendergrass 37–18 15–0 Big State Champions
Independent
1997 Rusty Pendergrass 30–26 Independent
1998 Brian Huddleston 26–26 Independent
Red River Athletic Conference
1999 Brian Huddleston 40–19 15–0 RRAC Regular season champions
Tournament champions
2000 Brian Huddleston 43–16 12–3 RRAC Regular season champions
Tournament champions
2001 Brian Huddleston 34–23 9–0 RRAC Regular season champions
Tournament champions
2002 Brian Huddleston 40–17 12–0 RRAC Regular season champions
Tournament champions
2003 Brian Huddleston 33–20–1 16–10–1 RRAC 2nd
2004 Brian Huddleston 41–15 13–1 RRAC Regular season champions
Tournament champions
2005 Brian Huddleston 48–7 14–0 RRAC Regular season champions
Tournament champions
2006 Jared Moon 40–16–1 14–1 RRAC Regular season champions
Tournament champions
2007 Jared Moon 44–20 12–3 RRAC Regular season champions
NAIA World Series
NCAA Division I
Independent
2008 Jared Moon 23–24 Independent
2009 Jared Moon 11–40 Independent
Great West Conference
2010 Jared Moon 29–31 15–13 Great West 3rd place regular season
2nd in Great West Tournament Pool 1
2011 Jared Moon 22–40 16–12 Great West 3rd place regular season (T)
Great West Tournament finalist
2012 Jared Moon 28–33 15–13 Great West 4th place regular season (T)
Great West Tournament finalist
2013 Jared Moon 34–20–1 17–10 Great West 2nd place Great West regular season (T)
Great West Tournament Champion
Southland Conference
2014 Jared Moon 23–38 12–18 Southland 10th place SLC regular season
2015 Jared Moon 28–27 14–13 Southland 7th place SLC regular season, SLC Tournament Champion
2016 Jared Moon 24-29 12-18 Southland 10th place SLC regular season

(Records reflect game results through May 31, 2015.)

Postseason[edit]

Conference Tournaments[edit]

Sources:[6]

Year
Head Coach
Record
%
Notes
Conference Tournament Results
Red River Athletics Conference
1999 Brian Huddleston 4–0 1.000 Tournament Champion
2000 Brian Huddleston 4–1 .800 Tournament Champion
2001 Brian Huddleston 4–0 1.000 Tournament Champion
2002 Brian Huddleston 4–0 1.000 Tournament Champion
2003 Brian Huddleston 2–2 .500 3rd Round
2004 Brian Huddleston 4–0 1.000 Tournament Champion
2005 Brian Huddleston 4–0 1.000 Tournament Champion
2006 Brian Huddleston 4–0 1.000 Tournament Champion
2007 Brian Huddleston 2–1 .667 3rd Round
Southland Conference
2014 Jared Moon 4–0 1.000 Tournament Champion
Total 36–4 .900 10 Appearances

NCAA Division I Tournament results[edit]

The Huskies have competed in one NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament with a record of 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
NCAA Division I Tournament Results
2015 First Round
Second Round
Houston
Rice
4–6
1–3

Source:[4]

NAIA World Series results[edit]

The Huskies participated in the 2007 NAIA World Series with a record of 3–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
NAIA World Series
2007 First Round
Second Round
Third Round
Fourth Round
Fifth Round
Linderwood (Mo)
Cumberland (Tenn)
Walsh
Azusa Pacific
Lewis-Clark State
L 4–18
W 5–2
W 10–5
W 5–1
L 7–8

Source:[7]

Major League Baseball[edit]

Houston Baptist has had 8 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 HBU Baseball Media Guide". Houston Baptist University Athletics. pp. 1, 68. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Houston Baptist Huskies". d1baseball.com. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  3. ^ "2015 HBU Huskies Baseball". HBU Athletic Department. pp. 49–74. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Melissa Cebold (May 23, 2015). "Houston Baptist wins first Southland Baseball Championship". SportsNOLA.com. Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ "HBU Baseball". Houston Baptist University Athletics. pp. 57–65. Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ "RRAC Baseball Tournament Results". Red River Athletics Conference. Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ "59th Annual Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series – May 22–29" (PDF). p. 47. Retrieved May 24, 2015. 
  8. ^ "MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "Houston Baptist University (Houston, TX)"". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 

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